As You Like It
Act IV, Scene 2
Another part of the Forest of Arden.
- Enter Jaques and Lords as foresters.
- Which is he that kill’d the deer?
First Lord in Arden2
- Sir, it was I.
Jaques3 - 6
- 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
Second Lord in Arden7
- Yes, sir.
Jaques8 - 9
- Sing it. ’Tis no matter how it be in tune, so it make noise
Second Lord in Arden10 - 19
- What shall he have that kill’d 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
- Is not a thing to laugh to scorn.