|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|QUOTATION:||Good as a play.|
|ATTRIBUTION:||An exclamation of Charles II. when in Parliament attending the discussion of Lord Rosss Divorce Bill.|
The king remained in the House of Peers while his speech was taken into consideration,a common practice with him; for the debates amused his sated mind, and were sometimes, he used to say, as good as a comedy.Thomas B. Macaulay: Review of the Life and Writings of Sir William Temple.
Nullos his mallem ludos spectasse.Horace: Satires, ii. 8, 79.