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Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Quotes

Quote #4

ARMADO: My love is most immaculate white and red.
MOTH: Most maculate thoughts, master, are mask'd under such colours. (1.2.53-54)

Armado is describing Jaquenetta's beauty, but Moth takes the opportunity to make a bawdy joke about the colors involved in sexual arousal.

Quote #5

MOTH: The hobby-horse is forgot.
ARMADO: Call'st thou my love 'hobby-horse'? (3.2.8-9)

Armado is right to get offended. In Elizabethan slang, a hobby-horse was a prostitute.

Quote #6

BEROWNE: Ay, and, by heaven, one that will do the deed,
Though Argus were her eunuch and her guard. (3.1.76)

Berowne fantasizes about having sex with Rosaline even in the face of scary obstacles.

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