E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Jaques (1 syl.).
A morose cynical moraliser in Shakespeares As You Like It. It is much disputed whether the word is a monosyllable or not. Charles Lamb makes it a dissyllableWhere Jaquës fed in solitary vein; but Sir Walter Scott uses it as a monosyllableWhom humorous Jaques with envy viewed.