Love's Labour's Lost
Principles Quotes Page 3
How we cite our quotes:
PRINCESS OF FRANCE: Now by my maiden honour, yet as pure
As the unsullied lily…(5.2.172)
The Princess shames the King by bringing up her own virtue.
PRINCESS OF FRANCE: So much I hate a breaking cause to be
Of heavenly oaths, vowed with integrity. (5.2.172)
How much of this is the Princess messing with the King? She's a pretty serious lady – maybe on some level, she means it. She's not sure she can trust this guy.
PRINCESS OF FRANCE: Peace, peace, forbear;
Your oath once broke, you force not to forswear. (5.2.210)
The Princess has the King in a trap. She's about to reveal that he wooed Rosaline – forcing him to "forswear" or betray himself again.