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LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST.*

3925
1813

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VOL. VII.

B

* LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST.] I have not hitherto discovered any novel on which this comedy appears to have been founded; and yet the story of it has most of the features of an ancient romance. STEEVENS.

I suspect that there is an error in the title of this play, which I believe, should be-" Love's Labours Lost." M. MASON.

Love's Labour's Lost, I conjecture to have been written in 1594. See An Attempt to ascertain the Order of Shakspeare's Plays, Vol. II. MALONE.

PERSONS REPRESENTED.*

Ferdinand, King of Navarre.
Biron,

Longaville, Lords, attending on the King.
Dumain,

Lords, attending on the Princess of

France.

Don Adriano de Armado, a fantastical Spaniard.
Sir Nathaniel, a Curate.

Boyet,
Mercade,

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,

Jaquenetta, a country Wench.

Officers and others, Attendants on the King and

Princess.

SCENE, Navarre.

* This enumeration of the persons was made by Mr. Rowe.

JOHNSON.

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