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* 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.
Ferdinand, King of Navarre.
Longaville, Lords, attending on the King.
Lords, attending on the Princess of
Don Adriano de Armado, a fantastical Spaniard.
Sir Nathaniel, a Curate.
Holofernes, a Schoolmaster.
Dull, a Constable.
Costard, a Clown.
Moth, Page to Armado.
* This enumeration of the persons was made by Mr. Rowe.