“I mean a man sad and grave as the monks of Beaulieu,” said the jester.
My poor boy, he who is sitting in sackcloth and ashes needs no jester.
I was just a jester and no more, and so, in a measure—though I blush to say it—I grew content.
Yes (replied the jester), he has a striking likeness to that person and a heap of others.
Come on (the jester shouted), give us a tune upon the pipe, and let me show you how to dance.
This being determined, they departed, leaving the Count in the company of the jester.
When the jester had left them to go upon his errand, Francesco turned to his companion.
And as he rode he told them what the jester's quick intuition had already whispered to him.
Or if there is a despot, 'tis the king's jester, who laughs at the king as well as all his subjects.
Well have I said that Dick was as saucy as a lady's page or a king's jester.