Strato, thou hast some skill in Poetry. What thinkst thou of a masque? Will it be well?
As well as masque can be.
As masque can be?
Yes, they must commend their King, and speak in praise of the assembly, bless the bride and bridegroom, in person of some God; they are tied to rules of flattery.
Damn straight: conventional and obsequious. And Ben Jonson knew that perfectly well, whatever he told himself to get through the night.