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Love's Labour's Lost

Love's Labour's Lost

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Love's Labour's Lost By  William Shakespeare
 
Love's Labour's Lost 
Love's Labour's Lost........................................................................................................3 Act 1................................................................................................................................3SCENE I. The king of Navarre's park....................................................................3SCENE II. The same...............................................................................................13 Act 2..............................................................................................................................21SCENE I. The same................................................................................................21 Act 3..............................................................................................................................33SCENE I. The same................................................................................................33 Act 4..............................................................................................................................41SCENE I. The same................................................................................................41SCENE II. The same...............................................................................................47SCENE III. The same.............................................................................................52 Act 5..............................................................................................................................66SCENE I. The same................................................................................................66SCENE II. The same...............................................................................................71
 
Love's Labour's Lost
Act 1
SCENE I. The king of Navarre's park 
 Enter FERDINAND king of Navarre, BIRON, LONGAVILLE and DUMAIN 
 
FERDINAND
 Let fame, that all hunt after in their lives,Live register'd upon our brazen tombsAnd then grace us in the disgrace of death;When, spite of cormorant devouring Time,The endeavor of this present breath may buyThat honour which shall bate his scythe's keen edgeAnd make us heirs of all eternity.Therefore, brave conquerors,--for so you are,That war against your own affectionsAnd the huge army of the world's desires,--Our late edict shall strongly stand in force:Navarre shall be the wonder of the world;Our court shall be a little Academe,Still and contemplative in living art.You three, Biron, Dumain, and Longaville,Have sworn for three years' term to live with meMy fellow-scholars, and to keep those statutesThat are recorded in this schedule here:Your oaths are pass'd; and now subscribe your names,That his own hand may strike his honour downThat violates the smallest branch herein:If you are arm'd to do as sworn to do,Subscribe to your deep oaths, and keep it too.
LONGAVILLE
 I am resolved; 'tis but a three years' fast:The mind shall banquet, though the body pine:Fat paunches have lean pates, and dainty bitsMake rich the ribs, but bankrupt quite the wits.
DUMAIN
 My loving lord, Dumain is mortified:The grosser manner of these world's delightsHe throws upon the gross world's baser slaves:

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