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Love's Labour's Lost
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  • I suffer for the truth, sir: for true it is I was taken with Jaquenetta, and Jaquenetta is a true girl; and therefore welcome the sour cup of prosperity!
  • And therefore apt, because quick.
  • It is not for prisoners to be too silent in their words, and therefore I will say nothing.
  • I thank God I have as little patience as another man, and therefore I can be quiet.
  • Cupid’s butt-shaft is too hard for Hercules’ club, and therefore too much odds for a Spaniard’s rapier.
  • 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; Our court shall be a little academe, Still and contemplative in living art.
  • It did move him to passion, and therefore let’s hear it.
  • And win them too; therefore let us devise Some entertainment for them in their tents.
  • You’ll mar the light by taking it in snuff; Therefore I’ll darkly end the argument.
  • Indeed, I weigh not you; and therefore light.
  • O! if in black my lady’s brows be deck’d, It mourns that painting and usurping hair Should ravish doters with a false aspect; And therefore is she born to make black fair.
  • Her favour turns the fashion of the days, For native blood is counted painting now; And therefore red, that would avoid dispraise, Paints itself black, to imitate her brow.
  • This article, my liege, yourself must break; For well you know here comes in embassy The French king’s daughter, with yourself to speak— A mild of grace and complete majesty— About surrender up of Aquitaine To her decrepit, sick, and bedrid father: Therefore this article is made in vain, Or vainly comes th’ admired princess hither.
  • As true we are as flesh and blood can be: The sea will ebb and flow, heaven show his face; Young blood doth not obey an old decree: We cannot cross the cause why we were born, Therefore of all hands must we be forsworn.
  • Therefore I do it; and I make no doubt The rest will ne’er come in, if he be out.
  • I will; and therefore keep it.
  • They will, they will, God knows, And leap for joy, though they are lame with blows; Therefore, change favours; and, when they repair, Blow like sweet roses in this summer air.
  • Therefore meet.
  • But now to task the tasker: good Boyet, You are not ignorant, all-telling fame Doth noise abroad, Navarre hath made a vow, Till painful study shall outwear three years, No woman may approach his silent court: Therefore to’s seemeth it a needful course, Before we enter his forbidden gates, To know his pleasure; and in that behalf, Bold of your worthiness, we single you As our best-moving fair solicitor.
  • You must he purged too, your sins are rack’d; You are attaint with faults and perjury; Therefore, if you my favour mean to get, A twelvemonth shall you spend, and never rest, But seek the weary beds of people sick.
  • Other slow arts entirely keep the brain; And therefore, finding barren practisers, Scarce show a harvest of their heavy toil; But love, first learned in a lady’s eyes, Lives not alone immured in the brain, But with the motion of all elements, Courses as swift as thought in every power, And gives to every power a double power, Above their functions and their offices.
  • Therefore, ladies, Our love being yours, the error that love makes Is likewise yours: we to ourselves prove false, By being once false for ever to be true To those that make us both,—fair ladies, you: And even that falsehood, in itself a sin, Thus purifies itself and turns to grace.
  • We have receiv’d your letters, full of love; Your favours, the ambassadors of love; And, in our maiden council, rated them At courtship, pleasant jest, and courtesy, As bombast and as lining to the time; But more devout than this in our respects Have we not been; and therefore met your loves In their own fashion, like a merriment.
  • No, no, my lord, your Grace is perjur’d much, Full of dear guiltiness; and therefore this: If for my love,—as there is no such cause,— You will do aught, this shall you do for me: Your oath I will not trust; but go with speed To some forlorn and naked hermitage, Remote from all the pleasures of the world; There stay until the twelve celestial signs Have brought about the annual reckoning.
  • …beauty, ladies, Hath much deform’d us, fashioning our humours Even to the opposed end of our intents; And what in us hath seem’d ridiculous,— As love is full of unbefitting strains; All wanton as a child, skipping and vain; Form’d by the eye, and, therefore, like the eye, Full of strange shapes, of habits and of forms, Varying in subjects, as the eye doth roll To every varied object in his glance: Which parti-coated presence of loose love Put on by us, if, in your heavenly eyes, Have…
  • Therefore, as he is an ass, let him go.

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  • Kim is taller than Ashley. Ashley is taller than Anna. Therefore, Kim is taller than Anna.
  • It has not been approved for use in this country. Therefore, you cannot buy it here.

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