| Quote #4
MARIA: A man of sovereign parts, peerless esteem'd,
Here we see what Elizabethan women wanted in a man: a good reputation, education, and strength in battle.
| Quote #5
DUMAIN: O, would the King, Berowne and Longaville,
While the women share everything – the notes, gifts and speeches from their suitors – the men try to be strong and keep their own secrets.
| Quote #6
BEROWNE: O, me, with what strict patience have I sat,
In his hypocritical tirade, Berowne teases the King for letting love make him small.