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Act IV. Scene II.

Scene II.—Another Part of the Forest.

Enter JAQUES, Lords, and Foresters.

Jaq. Which is he that killed the deer?
First Lord. Sir, it was I.
Jaq. 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 purpose?
Second Lord. Yes, sir.
Jaq. Sing it: 'tis no matter how it be in tune
so it make noise enough.
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.
[Exeunt.
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