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TOUCHSTONE
  Amen. A man may, if he were of a fearful heart,
  stagger in this attempt; for here we have no temple
  but the wood, no assembly but horn-beasts. But what
  though? Courage! As horns are odious, they are
  necessary. It is said, 'many a man knows no end of
  his goods:' right; many a man has good horns, and
  knows no end of them. Well, that is the dowry of
  his wife; 'tis none of his own getting. Horns?
  Even so. Poor men alone? No, no; the noblest deer
  hath them as huge as the rascal. Is the single man
  therefore blessed? No: as a walled town is more
  worthier than a village, so is the forehead of a
  married man more honourable than the bare brow of a
  bachelor; and by how much defence is better than no
  skill, by so much is a horn more precious than to
  want.
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As You Like it. III.iii
Cheers,
P.