A Query Answered

WHY, pray, of late do Europe's kings

No jester to their courts admit?

They're grown such stately solemn things,

To bear a joke they think not fit.

But though each court a jester lacks,

To laugh at monarchs to their faces,

Yet all mankind, behind their backs,

Supply the honest jesters' places.

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