Love's Labour's Lost
BEROWNE: [Reads] 'Item. That no woman shall come within a mile of my court'- Hath this been proclaimed?
LONGAVILLE: Four days ago.
BEROWNE: Let's see the penalty. [Reads] '-on pain of losing her tongue.' (1.1.28-30)
KING: It was proclaimed a year's imprisonment to be taken with a wench.
COSTARD: I was taken with none, sir; I was taken with a damsel.
KING: Well, it was proclaimed damsel.
COSTARD: This was no damsel neither, sir; she was a virgin.
KING: It is so varied too, for it was proclaimed virgin.
COSTARD: If it were, I deny her virginity; I was taken with a maid.
KING: This 'maid' not serve your turn, sir.
COSTARD: This maid will serve my turn, sir. (1.1.88-95)
PRINCESS OF FRANCE: Only for praise; and praise we may afford
To any lady that subdues a lord. (4.2.13)