The Jester

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The first Queen Elizabeth had a jester, Master Pace, of whom she was quite fond and who was allowed to say quite outrageous things as long as he made her laugh.

However, once he over-stepped the mark and was sent away for making very personal remarks about the Queen before a group of foreign dignitaries.

Eventually the jester was restored to favor and the Queen welcomed him back with the chiding remark:

"Come now, Pace, let us hear no more of our faults."

"No indeed Madam," he replied, "For I myself never talk of what is discussed by all the world ..."