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" A strange fish! Were I in England now, as once I was, and had but this fish painted, not a holiday fool there but would give a piece of silver. There would this monster make a man. Any strange beast there makes a man. When they will not give a doit to... "
The Works of Shakespeare - Page 20
by William Shakespeare - 1864
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The plays and poems of Shakspeare [according to the text of E ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1832
...; a very ancient and fish-like smell; a kind of, not of the newest, Poor-John. A strange fish! Were I in England now, as once I was, and had but this...a lame beggar, they will lay out ten to see a dead Indian. Legged like a man ! and his fins like arms ! Warm, o' my troth ! I do now let loose my opinion,...
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The Book of Days: A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - Anecdotes - 1832
...Shakspeare's Tempest) mistakes Caliban for 'a strange fish,' he at once exclaims : ' Were I in England now, and had but this fish painted, not a holiday fool...a lame beggar, they will lay out ten to see a dead Indian.' This love of the English populace for strange sights is frequently alluded to by other writers...
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The Modern Dunciad: Virgil in London and Other Poems

George Daniel - English literature - 1835 - 342 pages
...Trinculo, upon first beholding Caliban, exclaims — " A strange fish ! were I in England now (as I once was,^ and had but this fish painted, not a holiday...a lame beggar, they will lay out ten to see a dead Indian." t A German count and a gamester are synonymous terms. — George Selwyn, being haughtily commanded...
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The Modern Dunciad: Virgil in London and Other Poems

George Daniel - English literature - 1835 - 342 pages
...Trinculo, upon first beholding Caliban, exclaims — " A strange fish ! were I in England now (as T once was,^ and had but this fish painted, not a holiday...a lame beggar, they will lay out ten to see a dead Indian." t A German count and a gamester are synonymous terms. — George Selwyn, being haughtily commanded...
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The Modern Dunciad: Virgil in London and Other Poems

George Daniel - English literature - 1835 - 342 pages
...upon first beholding Caliban, exclaims—" A strange fish! were I in England 1 now (as I once was.J and had but this fish painted, not a holiday fool...a lame beggar, they will lay out ten to see a dead Indian." All who for wit or want their country leave, Kind, we invite; and grateful, we receive ; Thus...
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The Analyst: A Quarterly Journal of Science, Literature ..., Volumes 5-6

Science - 1836
...for science is useless unless it be applicable to our wonts. • • • • A strange fish I Were I in England now, (as once I was), And had but this...a lame beggar, they will lay out ten To see a dead Indian," "Qui credit Stultus stultum vult, ut sit sui simili.V* " Et nati natorum et qui nascentur...
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The Analyst: A Quarterly Journal of Science, Literature, Natural ..., Volume 5

Edward Mammatt - Art - 1836
...Were I in England now, (as once I was), And had but this fish painted, Not a holiday fool there hut would Give a piece of silver : there would this monster...a lame beggar, they will lay out ten To see a dead Indian." " Qui credit Stultus stultum vult, ut sit sui similis."* " Et nati natorum et qui nascentur...
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The Dramatic Works and Poems of William Shakespeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1836
...England now, fas once I was,) and had but this fish painted, not a holiday-fool there but would wive her tell *ne, When I, that censure him, * Sir, he...Bo it as your wisdom will. Ang. Where is the prov sec a dead Indian. Lcgg'd like a man ! and his fins like arms ! Warm, o* my troth ! J do now let loose...
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Shakspeare and His Times: Including the Biography of the Poet, Criticisms on ...

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1838 - 660 pages
...up to scorn the first of these foibles in an admirable strain of sarcasm: — "A strange fish! Were lections for a life of our author, repeats this report wit Indian ;" (act ii. sc. 2) a passage which Mr. Douce has very appositely illustrated by a quotation...
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Complete Works: With Dr. Johnson's Preface, a Glossary, and an ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1838 - 926 pages
...fish ; a very ancient and fish- like •ętl ; a kind of, not of the newest, Poor-John. A s 6th I Were STA, KATHARINA, BIANCA, GREMIO, and HOBTENSIO. LUCENTIO...Katharina, Because I know you well, and love you well, Indian. Legg'd like a man ! and his fins like arms ! Warm, o' my troth ! I do now let loose ray opinion,...
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