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OBSERVATIONS.

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 Shakespeare's Plays, Vol. II.

MALONE.

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FERDINAND, King of Navarre.
BIROX,
LONGAVILLE, lords, attending on the King.
DUMAIN,
BOYET,
MERCADE, S

lords, attending on the Princess of France.
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,
JAQUENETTA, a country wench.

Officers and others, attendants on the King and Princess.

SCENE.Navarre.

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