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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. (1.1.30-31)

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! (1.1.48-49)

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; (1.1.152-154)

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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