Tuesday, November 11, 2014
They thought it good you hear a play,
And frame your mind to mirth and merriment,
Which bars a thousand harms and lengthens life.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Messenger, in The Taming of the Shrew, Induction, sc. 2, l. 134-6.
Inviting the tinker Sly to watch the play.