Jesters, Take HeedMay as well entertain the masses with laughter than to spread more sorrow. Besides, it ruins your clown make up.
"On with the motley, the paint and the powder,
The people pay thee and want their laugh, you know.
If Harlequin thy Columbine has stolen,
Laugh, Punchinello, the world will shout 'Bravo!'
Go hide with laughter thy tears and thy sorrow,
Laugh and be merry, playing thy part,
Laugh, Punchinello, for the joy that is ended,
Laugh for the pain that is breaking thy heart"
~Ruggero Leoncavallo, from the opera I, Pagliacci