Love's Labour's Lost Quotes
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ARMADOBoy, what sign is it when a man of great spirit BOYA great sign, sir, that he will look sad. (1.2.1-3)
KINGOur court shall be a little academe (1.1.13)
Cunning and Cleverness Quotes
KINGA man in all the world's new fashion planted, That hath a mint of phrases in his brain; One who the music of his own vain tongue Doth ravish like enchanting harmony… (1.1.168-171)
Literature and Writing Quotes
ARMADOAssist me, some extemporal god of rhyme, for I am sure I shall turn sonnet. Devise wit, write pen, for I am for whole volumes in folio. (1.2.183-185)
BEROWNEBut there are other strict observances: As not to see a woman in that term, Which I hope well is not enrollèd there; (1.1.37-39)
DUMAINThe grosser manner of these world's delights He throws upon the gross world's baser slaves. (1.1.30-31)
Men and Masculinity Quotes
KINGYou three, Berowne, Dumain, and Longaville, Have sworn for three years' term to live with me, My fellow-scholars... (1.1.15-17)
Women and Femininity Quotes
BEROWNE, readsItem, That no woman shall come within a mile of my court. Hath this been proclaimed? LONGAVILLEFour days ago. BEROWNELet's see the penalty. [Reads] On pain of losing her t...
Man and the Natural World Quotes
BEROWNEThe spring is near when green geese are a-breeding. (1.1.99)
KINGWhen, spite of cormorant devouring time, Th' endeavor of this present breath may buy That honor which shall bate his scythe's keen edge And make us heirs of all eternity. (1.1.4-7)
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