Loves Labours Lost

  • Love's Labour's Lost: Act 1, Scene 1

  • The King of Navarre's park.

  • (King of Navarre; Berowne; Longaville; Dumaine; Constable Dull; Costard)

  • Enter Ferdinand, King of Navarre, Berowne, Longaville, and Dumaine.

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    Ferdinand, King of Navarre

    Let fame, that all hunt after in their lives,

  • Live regist'red upon our brazen tombs,

  • And then grace us in the disgrace of death;

  • When spite of cormorant devouring Time,

  • Th' endeavor of this present breath may buy

  • That honor which shall bate his scythe's keen edge,

  • Profile Picture of Ferdinand, King of Navarre in Loves Labours Lost

    Ferdinand, King of Navarre

    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 edict shall strongly stand in force:

  • Navarre shall be the wonder of the world;

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    Ferdinand, King of Navarre

    Our court shall be a little academe,

  • Still and contemplative in living art.

  • You three, Berowne, Dumaine, and Longaville,

  • Have sworn for three years' term to live with me,