I enjoyed your little comedy last week, Jonson. You have potential, great potential.
Thank you, my lord.
But it's politics did seem to have quite an effect on the Tower. My father-in-law's men felt it quite seditious.
Politics? My play had nothing to do with politics! It was just a simple comedy.
That showed your betters as fools who go through life barely managing to get food from plate to mouth, were it not for the cleverness of their servants. All art is political, Jonson. Otherwise it would just be decoration. And all artists have something to say, otherwise... they'd make shoes. And you're not a cobbler, are you, Jonson?