As You Like It


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Enter Jaques, and Lords dressed as foresters


JAQUES

Which is he that killed the deer?


LORD

Sir, it was I.


JAQUES

Let's present him to the Duke like a Roman

conqueror. And it would do well to set the deer's horns

upon his head for a branch of victory. Have you no song,

forester, for this purpose?
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan See Topics: Frequency count


LORD

Yes, sir.


JAQUES

Sing it. 'Tis no matter how it be in tune, so it

make noise enough.


LORDS

SONG

What shall he have that killed the deer?

His leather skin and horns to wear.

Then sing him home, the rest shall bear

This burden.

Take thou no scorn to wear the horn,

It was a crest ere thou wast born,

Thy father's father wore it,

And thy father bore it,

The horn, the horn, the lusty horn,
lusty (adj.) 5 lustful, sensual, sexful

Is not a thing to laugh to scorn.

Exeunt

 
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