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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:10436
AUTHOR:Appendix
QUOTATION:Good as a play.
ATTRIBUTION:An exclamation of Charles II. when in Parliament attending the discussion of Lord Ross’s 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.
 

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