William Shakespeare, Love's Labour's Lost, 1631 - the play ends with a song of winter

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Date:1631

Description:Poetry in Shakespeare's plays: ‘When icicles hang by the wall’.

The play of Love’s Labour’s Lost concludes, as was the custom in many comedies of the time, with a song, in this case a gentle poem on the season of winter.

See:Love's Labour's Lost, 5,2, lines 879-911.

Full title: William Shakespeare, Loves labours lost. A wittie and pleasant comedie. As it was acted at the Black-Friars and the Globe. Written by William Shakespeare. London, Printed by W. S[tansby] for John Smethwicke, 1631.


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