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Love's Labour's Lost

Love's Labour's Lost


by William Shakespeare

Love's Labour's Lost Principles Quotes

How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Act.Scene.Line)

Quote #1

DUMAIN: The grosser manner of these world's delights
He throws upon the gross world's baser slaves…(1.1.3)

Dumain takes pleasure in the idea of his ascetic (you know, self-denying) vow separating him from peasants.

Quote #2

BEROWNE: O, these are barren tasks, too hard to keep,
Not to see ladies, study, fast, not sleep! (1.1.4)

Berowne doesn't agree with pitting man's principles against his natural instincts. And doesn't think he can handle it.

Quote #3

BEROWNE: Necessity will make us all forsworn
Three thousand times within this three years' space; (1.1.38)

Berowne spies a loophole when the King says he'll welcome the Princess. They'll all just break their vow and call it necessity.

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