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February 14, 2021

In 1597, Legal London was in love. Consider Love's Labour's Lost.

Here is the complete text of a circa-1595 comedy by Shakespeare, Inns of Court in still over-percolating Legal London. And, most certainly, it was performed before law students at Gray's Inn, where Elizabeth was the "patron". Interestingly, the play begins with a vow by several men to forswear pleasures of the flesh and the company of fast women during a three-year period of study and reflection. And to "train our intellects to vain delight".

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Posted by JD Hull at February 14, 2021 12:59 AM

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