And he does so not with the wit and winking of the jester, but with the blunt ferocity of the herald.
The next day at the rising of the moon, as had been agreed, the jester ordered his detachment to set out.
When the jester had left them to go upon his errand, Francesco turned to his companion.
I don't envy the jester his part—far from it; but I thank you for the somewhat strange homage which you have done us.
Come on (the jester shouted), give us a tune upon the pipe, and let me show you how to dance.
"It is a matter of importance," said the jester, in a low voice.
Or if there is a despot, 'tis the king's jester, who laughs at the king as well as all his subjects.
It was that jester yesterday when we changed our coats that threw a dust of disguise between you and us.
He condescended, indeed, to play the part of jester to the Athenian tyrant.
Determinedly the jester struggled, the perspiration standing on his brow in beads.
mid-14c., jestour (Anglo-Latin), late 14c., gestour "a minstrel, professional reciter of romances," agent noun from gesten "recite a tale," which was a jester's original function (see jest). Sense of "buffoon in a prince's court" is from c.1500.