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FERDINAND, King of Navarre.
| Lords, attending on the Princess of France.
Princess of France.
Lords and others, attendants on the King and Princess.
LOVE'S LABOUR ’S LOST.
Enter the King, Biron, LONGAVILLE, and DUMAIN.
Long. I am resolv'd ; 'tis but a three years' fast : The mind shall banquet, though the body pine :
Fat paunches have lean pates; and dainty bits
Dum. My loving lord, Dumain is mortified :
Biron. I can but say their protestation over ;
King. Your oath is pass'd to pass away from these,
Biron. Let me say no, my liege, an if you please :
Long. You swore to that, Biron, and to the rest.
Biron. By yea and nay, Sir, then I swore in jest. What is the end of study? let me know.
King. Why, that to know, which else we should not know. Biron. Things hid and barr'd, you mean, from common
Biron. Come on, then ; I will swear to study so,
When I to feast expressly am forbid;
When mistresses from common sense are hid ;