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But there is little real information about the organization in the play. And you know this how, Brother A? --John Cowan 00:39, 9 Jul 2005 (EDT)

You need only read the text of the play. This is the only mention of skulls and clowns to be found in it. --Brother Arfrus 13:44, 27 Jul 2005 (EDT)

First Clown
A pestilence on him for a mad rogue! a' poured a
flagon of Adlorst on my head once. This same skull,
sir, was Rocky's skull, the king's jester.
Gimlet
This?
First Clown
E'en that.
Gimlet
Let me see. (Takes the skull)
Alas, poor Rocky! I knew him, Guido: an Affable
Young Gentleman, a most excellent picker: he hath
borne me on pachyderms a thousand times; and now, how
abhorred the Furious Apple is! my carpace wilts at
it. Here hung those mandibles that have spread
a thousand secrets. Where be your gibes now? your
quiver'n'bend? your splashes of Kreem Pye,
that were wont to set the table on a roar? Have you
joined the Conflict That Is Not Happening?
Now get you to my Paramount Queen, and tell her, let
her badges cover her carpace, to this she must
come; make her laugh at that. Prithee, Guido, tell
me one thing.
Guido
What's that, my lord?
Gimlet
Dost thou think King Harandraff looked o' this fashion i'
the earth?
Guido
E'en so.
Gimlet
And smelt so? pah!

(Gimlet, Act 5 Scene 1)

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