Tuesday, November 11, 2014
And I did laugh sans intermission
An hour by his dial. O noble fool,
A worthy foolmotley's the only wear.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Jaques, in As You Like It, act 2, sc. 7, l. 32-4 (1623).
Motley garments were the traditional dress of professional jesters, probably quartered in primary colors, or else woven from different colored threads.