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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... "
The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare - Page 144
by William Shakespeare - 1839
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The Tempest

Jennifer Mulherin, Abigail Frost - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2001 - 32 pages
...now, - as once I was, - and had but this fish painted, not a holiday fool there but would give apiece of silver: there would this monster make a man; any...Indian. Legg'd like a man! and his fins like arms! Act ii Sc ii he says, he could make a lot of money showing this fish at fairs. But looking closer he...
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Postcolonial Con-Texts: Writing Back to the Canon

John Thieme - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 200 pages
...on Caliban: '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...beggar, they will lay out ten to see a dead Indian' (Water 159-60; Tempest II, ii, 27-32). The quotation is put in the mouth of a reporter who is trying...
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Four Late Plays

William Shakespeare - 1998 - 410 pages
...holiday fool there but would give a piece of silver: there would this monster make a man: any 30 2, 2 375 strange beast there makes a man: when they will not...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; hold it...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 50

Stanley Wells - Drama - 2002 - 316 pages
...would shed his liquor' (2.2.21) and, seeing Caliban, cannot decide if he is a 'man or a fish' (2.2.24): A strange fish! Were I in England now, as once I was,...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, hold it...
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The Tempest

William Shakespeare, Dr. Barbara A. Mowat, Paul Werstine - Drama - 2002 - 272 pages
...fish? ... A strange fish. Were I in England . . . and had but this fish painted, not a holiday fool there but would give a piece of silver. There would...beggar, they will lay out ten to see a dead Indian. (2.2.25-34) While the finding and subjugating of "wild men" was a feature that ancient and new-world...
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The Shakespearian Tempest: With a Chart of Shakespeare's Dramatic Universe

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 360 pages
...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...beggar, they will lay out ten to see a dead Indian. Legged like a man! and his fins like arms! Warm, o1 my troth! I do now let loose my opinion; hold it...
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Tempest in the Caribbean

Jonathan Goldberg - Caribbean Area - 2004 - 192 pages
...life, even if his life has no value — or the same value whether dead or alive, as Trinculo opines: "Were I in England now, as once I was, and had but...beggar, they will lay out ten to see a dead Indian" (2.2.27-31; these are, we recall, the only lines from The Tempest cited in Lamming's Water with Berries)....
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Drama and the Market in the Age of Shakespeare

Douglas Bruster - Business & Economics - 2005 - 184 pages
...he exclaims: 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...beggar, they will lay out ten to see a dead Indian. (2.2.27-33) A prospective exhibitor of the strange fish, Trinculo functions as the agent of English...
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Shakespeare: una "Tempesta" dopo l'altra

Laura Di Michele - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 359 pages
...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...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, - hold...
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