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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

You still wrangle with her, Boyet, and she strikes at
   the brow.
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

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
…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

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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