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Hercules
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Love's Labour's Lost
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  • Great Hercules is presented
  • Cupid’s butt-shaft is too hard for Hercules’ club, and therefore too much odds for a Spaniard’s rapier.
  • Hercules, master.
  • Most sweet Hercules!
  • For valour, is not Love a Hercules, Still climbing trees in the Hesperides?
  • He shall present Hercules in minority: his enter and exit shall be strangling a snake; and I will have an apology for that purpose.
  • So, if any of the audience hiss, you may cry ’Well done, Hercules; now thou crushest the snake!’
  • Joshua, yourself; myself, Alexander; this gallant gentleman, Judas Maccabaeus; this swain, because of his great limb or joint, shall pass Pompey the Great; the page, Hercules,— ARMADO.
  • O! what a scene of foolery have I seen, Of sighs, of groans, of sorrow, and of teen; O me! with what strict patience have I sat, To see a king transformed to a gnat; To see great Hercules whipping a gig, And profound Solomon to tune a jig, And Nestor play at push-pin with the boys, And critic Timon laugh at idle toys!
  • He presents Hector of Troy; the swain, Pompey the Great; the parish curate, Alexander; Armado’s page, Hercules; the pedant, Judas Maccabaeus: And if these four Worthies in their first show thrive, These four will change habits and present the other five.
  • [Enter HOLOFERNES armed, for JUDAS; and MOTH armed, for HERCULES.

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  • Heracles is the Greek mythological equivalent of the Roman Hercules.
  • "That’s Hercules," I said.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters

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