Original textModern textKey line
Indeed my LordIndeed, my lord,AYL II.i.25.2
The melancholy Iaques grieues at that,The melancholy Jaques grieves at thatAYL II.i.26
And in that kinde sweares you doe more vsurpeAnd, in that kind, swears you do more usurpAYL II.i.27
Then doth your brother that hath banish'd you:Than doth your brother that hath banished you.AYL II.i.28
To day my Lord of Amiens, and my selfe,Today my Lord of Amiens and myselfAYL II.i.29
Did steale behinde him as he lay alongDid steal behind him as he lay alongAYL II.i.30
Vnder an oake, whose anticke roote peepes outUnder an oak whose antick root peeps outAYL II.i.31
Vpon the brooke that brawles along this wood,Upon the brook that brawls along this wood,AYL II.i.32
To the which place a poore sequestred StagTo the which place a poor sequestered stagAYL II.i.33
That from the Hunters aime had tane a hurt,That from the hunter's aim had ta'en a hurtAYL II.i.34
Did come to languish; and indeed my LordDid come to languish; and indeed, my lord,AYL II.i.35
The wretched annimall heau'd forth such groanesThe wretched animal heaved forth such groansAYL II.i.36
That their discharge did stretch his leatherne coatThat their discharge did stretch his leathern coatAYL II.i.37
Almost to bursting, and the big round tearesAlmost to bursting, and the big round tearsAYL II.i.38
Cours'd one another downe his innocent noseCoursed one another down his innocent noseAYL II.i.39
In pitteous chase: and thus the hairie foole,In piteous chase; and thus the hairy fool,AYL II.i.40
Much marked of the melancholie Iaques,Much marked of the melancholy Jaques,AYL II.i.41
Stood on th'extremest verge of the swift brooke,Stood on th' extremest verge of the swift brookAYL II.i.42
Augmenting it with teares.Augmenting it with tears.AYL II.i.43.1
O yes, into a thousand similies.O, yes, into a thousand similes.AYL II.i.45
First, for his weeping into the needlesse streame;First, for his weeping into the needless stream:AYL II.i.46
Poore Deere quoth he, thou mak'st a testament‘ Poor deer,’ quoth he, ‘ thou makest a testamentAYL II.i.47
As worldlings doe, giuing thy sum of moreAs worldlings do, giving thy sum of moreAYL II.i.48
To that which had too must: then being there alone,To that which had too much.’ Then, being there alone,AYL II.i.49
Left and abandoned of his veluet friend;Left and abandoned of his velvet friend,AYL II.i.50
'Tis right quoth he, thus miserie doth part‘ 'Tis right,’ quoth he, ‘ thus misery doth partAYL II.i.51
The Fluxe of companie: anon a carelesse HeardThe flux of company.’ Anon a careless herd,AYL II.i.52
Full of the pasture, iumps along by himFull of the pasture, jumps along by himAYL II.i.53
And neuer staies to greet him: I quoth Iaques,And never stays to greet him: ‘ Ay,’ quoth Jaques,AYL II.i.54
Sweepe on you fat and greazie Citizens,Sweep on, you fat and greasy citizens,AYL II.i.55
'Tis iust the fashion; wherefore doe you looke'Tis just the fashion! Wherefore do you lookAYL II.i.56
Vpon that poore and broken bankrupt there?Upon that poor and broken bankrupt there?’AYL II.i.57
Thus most inuectiuely he pierceth throughThus most invectively he pierceth throughAYL II.i.58
The body of Countrie, Citie, Court,The body of country, city, court,AYL II.i.59
Yea, and of this our life, swearing that weYea, and of this our life, swearing that weAYL II.i.60
Are meere vsurpers, tyrants, and whats worseAre mere usurpers, tyrants, and what's worseAYL II.i.61
To fright the Annimals, and to kill them vpTo fright the animals and to kill them upAYL II.i.62
In their assign'd and natiue dwelling place.In their assigned and native dwelling-place.AYL II.i.63
Ile bring you to him strait. I'll bring you to him straight.AYL II.i.69
Altogether heere.ALL TOGETHER 
Who doth ambition shunne,Who doth ambition shun,AYL II.v.35
and loues to liue i'th Sunne:And loves to live i'th' sun,AYL II.v.36
Seeking the food he eates,Seeking the food he eats,AYL II.v.37
and pleas'd with what he gets:And pleased with what he gets:AYL II.v.38
Come hither, come hither, come hither,Come hither, come hither, come hither.AYL II.v.39
Heere shall he see.&c.Here shall he seeAYL II.v.40
No enemyAYL II.v.41
But winter and rough weather.AYL II.v.42
My Lord, he is but euen now gone hence,My lord, he is but even now gone hence,AYL II.vii.3
Heere was he merry, hearing of a Song.Here was he merry, hearing of a song.AYL II.vii.4
He saues my labor by his owne approach.He saves my labour by his own approach.AYL II.vii.8
Musicke, Song.SONGAYL IV.ii.9b
What shall he haue that kild the Deare?What shall he have that killed the deer?AYL IV.ii.10
His Leather skin, and hornes to weare:His leather skin and horns to wear.AYL IV.ii.11
Then sing him home, the rest shall beare Then sing him home, the rest shall bearAYL IV.ii.12
this burthen;This burden.AYL IV.ii.13
Take thou no scorne to weare the horne,Take thou no scorn to wear the horn,AYL IV.ii.14
It was a crest ere thou wast borne,It was a crest ere thou wast born,AYL IV.ii.15
Thy fathers father wore it,Thy father's father wore it,AYL IV.ii.16
And thy father bore it,And thy father bore it,AYL IV.ii.17
The horne, the horne, the lusty horne,The horn, the horn, the lusty horn,AYL IV.ii.18
Is not a thing to laugh to scorne. Is not a thing to laugh to scorn.AYL IV.ii.19

Jump directly to