Philip Weller caricature
Philip and Weller hugging

Welcome to my web site, now under development for more than twenty years.   
-- Philip Weller, November 13, 1941 - February 1, 2021
Dr. Weller, an Eastern Washington University professor of English and Shakespearean scholar for more than 50 years.

Note to As You Like It, 2.5.61: "first-born of Egypt"

As You Like It,
Act 2, Scene 5, line 61.
first-born of Egypt: —For the cruel story of how God killed all the first-born of Egypt in an attempt to persuade the Pharaoh to release the Israelites from captivity, see Exodus 11-12. As for Jaques' point, I don't get it, unless he thinks he's God.