Family Fool

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  1. h.s. gudnason:

    Gilbert’s poem is in fact a song from The Yeomen of the Guard, which is set sometime during the 16th century. Although the term “family fool” is clearly one of the period-color terms in the play, many critics think that Gilbert was also speaking of his own perceived role in society as a satirist.

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