Whereas, women's parts in plays have hitherto been acted by men in the habits of women?we do permit and give leave for the time to come that all women's parts be acted by women.
1662 Royal licence, sanctioning the appearance of actresses on the English stage.
Better than a play.Charles II
This is very truefor my words are my own, and my actions are my Ministers'. See Rochester 692:72.Charles II
Let not poor Nelly starve.Charles II