No, my noble lord,
It is not for you: I have heard it over,
And it is nothing, nothing in the world,
Unless you can find sport in their intents,
Extremely stretch’d and conn’d with cruel pain
To do you service.

– William Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act 5, Scene 1. Philostrate recommends to Theseus not to listen to the Mechanicals’ play. He dismisses it as "nothing in the world," unless Theseus wants to be amused by watching the players make fools of themselves.