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Ferdinand, king of Navarre.
lords, attending on the king.
} lords, attending on the princess of France.
Don Adriano de Armado, a fantastical Spaniard.
Holofernes, a schoolmaster.
Costard, a clown.
Moth, page to Armado.
Officers and others, attendants on the king and princess.
* This enumeration of the persons was made by Mr. Rowe.
ACT I.....SCENE I.
Navarre. A Park, with a Palace in it.
Enter the King, BIRON, LONGAVILLE, and DUMAIN.
King. Let fame, that all hunt after in their lives,
The endeavour of this present breath may buy
That honour, which shall bate his scythe's keen edge,
Therefore, brave conquerors!-for so you are,
And the huge army of the world's desires,
You three, Birón, Dumain, and Longaville,
Your oaths are past, and now subscribe your names;
If you are arm'd to do, as sworn to do,
1 I suspect that there is an error in the title of this play, which I believe, should be-" Love's Labours Lost." M. Mason.
your deep oath,] The old copies have-oaths. Corrected by Mr. Steevens. Malone.