Sae would the garden o' the Lord bloom and floorish if a' were droppin' a 'word in season' and a bit o' kindness here and there. But if I stay here an' preach to ye that need na preachin', these sins o' the garden, the weeds, will grow apace. Go you an' look in yer strawberry-bed."
Among his poetical works are A Floorish upon Fancie, Pasquil's Mad-cappe , The Soul's Heavenly Exercise, and The Passionate Shepherd. In prose he wrote Wit's Trenchmour, The Wil of Wit , A Mad World, my Masters, Adventures of Two Excellent Princes, Grimello's Fortunes , Strange News out of Divers Countries , etc.