Jacques and Rosalind

respectively the melancholy fellow, correctly ‘Jaques’, and the heroine of Shakespeare’s As you like it.

on leaving her uncle’s court to seek her banished father, Rosalind disguises herself in boy’s clothing as ‘Ganymede’ (see my discussion of Maud’s sexuality); Jaques and Rosalind speak together at the start of 4.1, where she reports the description of him as melancholy, but Rosalind’s ‘love interest’ in the play is Orlando (3.2 and 4.1); Adeline Tintner argues that in this tale James is reworking As you like it, creating a match between Jacques and Rosalind