Riches, Sweetheart, doth not consist in multiplicity of Goods, but in content; & there's no one better satisfied than a Souldier, therefore you shall alwaies see an honest Souldier look plump and fat, just as I do: but Drunkards and Whore-masters fall away miserably, &c.

He said that a poll tax might be levied on the subjects of Charles and Francis then in London. There were goldsmiths, woolstaplers, horse merchants, whore-masters, painters, musicians and vintners.... The King's eyes had wandered to the grey river, and then from a deep and moody abstraction he had blurted out those words.

A little pleasure a little recreation, I can allow: a layer of love, and a layer of business But to neglect the nation for a wench, is flat treason against the State; and I wish there were a law against all such unreasonable whore-masters that are statesmen for the rest it is no great matter.

At this rate, there is an end of all the Wit and Humour in the World. The Time was when all the honest Whore-masters in the Neighbourhood would have rose against the Cuckolds to my Rescue. If Fornication is to be scandalous, half the fine things that have been writ by most of the Wits of the last Age may be burnt by the common Hangman. Be true to Love, and burn your Seneca.