Love-in-Idleness (pansy)

Taming of the Shrew, [1.1.148-156]. Lucentio. “O tranio, till I found it to be true,/ I never thought i possible or likely,/ But see, while idly I stood looking on,/ I found the effect of love in idleness,/ And now in plainness do confess to thee,/ That art to me as secret and as dear/ As Anna to the Queen of Carthage was,/ Tranio, I burn, I pine, I perish, Tranio,/ If I achieve not this young modest girl.”

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    […] Love in Idleness (Pansy): Midsummer Night’s Dream, [2.1.165-172]; Taming of the Shrew, [1.1.148-156]. […]

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