HAMLET: Good my lord, will you see the players well bestowed? Do you hear, let them be well used ...
POLONIUS: My lord, I will use them according to their desert.
HAMLET: God's bodkin, man, much better. Use every man after his desert, and who shall 'scape whipping? Use them after your own honor and dignity. The less they deserve, the more merit is in your bounty.
---from Hamlet. Act II. Scene 2.