ACT 4, SCENE 2: The forest.

Enter JAQUES, Lords, and Foresters.

JAQUES: Which is he that killed the deer?

A 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                  [5]
no song, forester, for this purpose?

Forester: Yes, sir.

JAQUES: Sing it: 'tis no matter how it be in tune, so it
make noise enough.

                           SONG.

Forester: What shall he have that kill'd the deer?                                          [10]
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:                                                            [15]
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.

[Exeunt.]


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