| Quote #1
BEROWNE: [Reads] 'Item. That no woman shall come within a mile of my court'- Hath this been proclaimed?
Longaville came up with this harsh punishment for women– probably thinking, out of sight, out of mind.
| Quote #2
KING: It was proclaimed a year's imprisonment to be taken with a wench.
Costard thinks if he can name the right kind of lady, he might just be able to get out of his punishment. And then finishes off his argument with sexual innuendo.
| Quote #3
PRINCESS OF FRANCE: Only for praise; and praise we may afford
Like the men, the women think of a lover as someone to be conquered.