✹ About Saturday 27 July 1667 psw on 8 Feb 2018 • Link Michael L on 28 Jul 2010 • Link • Flag "... he is at the command of any woman like a slave, though he be the best man to the Queene in the world, with so much respect, and never lies a night from her: but yet cannot command himself in the presence of a woman he likes." This sounds like someone we know. Do you suppose Sam just happens to be of similar temperament and behavior, or could he be (consciously or not) taking the King as an example to live by?__________________D'aquerdo, ML: This is what I have been thinking as well: Mr. Peeps is of the same bent with his peccadillos (los pecados) and the women are part of the play and just as lusty with perhaps a need besides to be met $$$. It is hard for us Americanos with our Puritan birthplace to accept this as normal behaviour, but it was for that time. This helps explain the "outlier" Peg/Meg Penn: she wasn't an outlier; she wanted to play, too.