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Love's Labour's Lost Time Quotes

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

Quote #7

KING
Now, at the latest minute of the hour,
Grant us your loves.
PRINCESS
A time, methinks, too short
To make a world-without-end bargain in. (5.2.863-866)

Displaying that caution that will probably make her a good queen, the Princess asks the King not to rush things.

Quote #8

PRINCESS
...go with speed
To some forlorn and naked hermitage,
Remote from all the pleasures of the world.
There stay until the twelve celestial signs
Have brought about the annual reckoning. (5.2.871-875)

The Princess now forwards the argument proposed by Berowne in the very first scene – all things in good time. Time will prove the King's devotion.

Quote #9

BEROWNE
A twelvemonth? Well, befall what will befall,
I'll jest a twelvemonth in an hospital. (5.2.943-944)

Berowne makes this vow to Rosaline easily and quickly – such a contrast to the unwilling acquiescence in Act 1.

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