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Arm. I will hereupon confess, I am in love-Comfort me, boy: What great men have been in love?

Love's Labour's Lost.

COMEDY,

BY

WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE.

ACCURATELY PRINTED

FROM THE TEXT OF

MR. STEEVENSS LAST EDITION.

PERSONS REPRESENTED.

Ferdinand, King of Navarre.
Biron
Longaville, Lords, attending on the King.
Dumain,
Boyet,

} Lords, atlending on the Princess of France.
Mercade,
Don Adriano de Armado, a fantastical Spaniard.
Sir Nathaniel, a Curate,
Holofernes, a Schoolmaster.
Dull, a Constable.
Costard, a Clown.
Moth, Page to Armado
A Forester.

Princess of France.
Rosaline,
Maria, Ladies, attending on the Princess.
Katharine,
Jaquenettu, a country Wench.

}Ladie

Officers, and others, attendants on the King

and Princess.

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LOVE'S LABOUR’S LOST.

АСТІ.

SCENE I.

NAVARRE.

A PARK, WITH A PALACE IN IT.

Enter the King, Biron, Longaville, and Dumain.

King. Let fame, that all hunt after in their lives, Live register'd upon our brazen tombs, And then grace us in the disgrace of death; When, spite of cormorant devouring time, The endeavour of this present breath may buy That honour, which shall bate his scythe's keen

edge, And make us heirs of all eternity. Therefore, brave conquerors !—for so you are, That war against your own affections, And the huge army of the world's desires,Our late edíct 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, Birón, Dumain, and Longaville, Have sworn for three years' term to live with me, My fellow-scholars, and to keep those statutes, That are recorded in this schedule here:

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