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  • Title: As You Like It (Folio 1, 1623)
  • Editor: David Bevington
  • ISBN: 978-1-55058-369-4

    Copyright David Bevington. This text may be freely used for educational, non-profit purposes; for all other uses contact the Editor.
    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editor: David Bevington
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    As You Like It (Folio 1, 1623)

    Scena Secunda.
    Enter Iaques and Lords, Forresters.
    Iaq. Which is he that killed the Deare?
    Lord. Sir, it was I.
    Iaq. Let's present him to the Duke like a Romane
    2130Conquerour, and it would doe well to set the Deares
    horns vpon his head, for a branch of victory; haue you
    no song Forrester for this purpose?
    Lord. Yes Sir.
    Iaq. Sing it: 'tis no matter how it bee in tune, so it
    2135make noyse enough.
    Musicke, Song.
    What shall he haue that kild the Deare?
    His Leather skin, and hornes to weare:
    Then sing him home, the rest shall beare this burthen;
    2140Take thou no scorne to weare the horne,
    It was a crest ere thou wast borne,
    Thy fathers father wore it,
    And thy father bore it,
    The horne, the horne, the lusty horne,
    2145Is not a thing to laugh to scorne.