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As You Like It: Act IV, Scene 2

As You Like It
Act IV, Scene 2

Another part of the Forest of Arden.

  1. Enter Jaques and Lords as foresters.


  1. Which is he that kill’d the deer?

First Lord in Arden

  1. Sir, it was I.


3 - 6
  1. Let’s present him to the Duke like a Roman conqueror, and it
  2. would do well to set the deer’s horns upon his head, for a
  3. branch of victory. Have you no song, forester, for this
  4. purpose?

Second Lord in Arden

  1. Yes, sir.


8 - 9
  1. Sing it. ’Tis no matter how it be in tune, so it make noise
  2. enough.
  1. Music.
  1. Song.

Second Lord in Arden

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  1. What shall he have that kill’d the deer?
  2. His leather skin and horns to wear.
  3. Then sing him home.
  4. The rest shall bear this burden.
  5. Take thou no scorn to wear the horn,
  6. It was a crest ere thou wast born;
  7. Thy father’s father wore it,
  8. And thy father bore it.
  9. The horn, the horn, the lusty horn
  10. Is not a thing to laugh to scorn.
  1. Exeunt.
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