Love's Labour's Lost Principles Quotes
How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Act.Scene.Line)
'If love make me forsworn, how shall I swear to love?
Ah, never faith could hold, if not to beauty vowed!
Though to myself forsworn, to thee I'll faithful prove. (4.2.126-128)
Berowne is worried that Rosaline will accuse him of being incapable of fidelity, since he broke his vow. But for him, it's about priorities – he has to break that vow to make one to her.
And Jove, for your love, would
infringe an oath.
What will Berowne say when that he shall hear
Faith infringed, which such zeal did swear? (4.3.150-153)
The King uses Berowne's razor-sharp wit as an intimidation tactic.