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Love's Labour's Lost Sex Quotes

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

Quote #7

MARIA
You still wrangle with her, Boyet, and she strikes at
   the brow.
BOYET
But she herself is hit lower. Have I hit her now? (4.1.136-138)

Rosaline may have won this round of wit with Boyet – but she can't win against her sexual desire. This mind/body divide is a big theme in the play.

Quote #8

NATHANIEL
Sir, I praise the Lord for you, and so may
my parishioners, for their sons are well tutored by
you, and their daughters profit very greatly under
you.
[...]
HOLOFERNES
…if their daughters be ingenious,
they shall want no instruction; (4.2.90-93; 95-96)

Yes, Holofernes seems to also have his mind in the gutter. The love fever affects almost every character in the play, even the learnèd and scholarly teacher.

Quote #9

BEROWNE
This is the liver vein, which makes flesh a deity... (4.3.74)

Berowne overhears Longaville fantasizing about paradise with Katharine. In Elizabethan science, the liver was considered the source of sexual desire.

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