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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 Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany - Page 439
1817
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 44

Stanley Wells - Drama - 2002 - 280 pages
...of beggars is in Shakespeare always their def1ning characteristic: when a 'holiday-fool' in England 'will not give a doit to relieve a lame beggar, they will lay out ten to see a dead Indian' (Tempest 2.2.29-33). Shakespeare's plays are filled with reminders of 'famished beggars, weary of their lives'...
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The Tempest

William Shakespeare, Dr. Barbara A. Mowat, Paul Werstine - Drama - 2002 - 272 pages
...could refer to either one, if Stephano's hand is trembling as he holds out his "bottle" to Caliban. I was, and had but this fish painted, not a holiday fool there but would give a piece of silver. There 30 would this monster make a man. Any strange beast there makes a man. When they will not give a doit...
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Shakespeare's Domestic Economies: Gender and Property in Early Modern England

Natasha Korda - History - 2002 - 276 pages
...when Trinculo observes of his discovery of Caliban, "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. . . . When they will not give a doit to relieve a lame beggar, they will lay out ten to see a dead...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 22

Kenneth Muir - Drama - 2002 - 212 pages
...once I was) and had but this fish painted; not a holiday-foole there but would giue a peece of siluer: there, would this Monster, make a man: any strange beast there, makes a man: when they will not giue a doit to relieue a lame Begger, they will lay out ten to see a dead Indian. (n, ii, 26-31) Similarly...
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Regency Radical: Selected Writings of William Hone

William Hone - Literary Collections - 2003 - 462 pages
...ancient and fish-like smell; a kind of, not of the newest, Poor John. Were I in England now (as once I was) and had but this fish painted, not a holiday...monster make a man; any strange beast there makes a man. His gabbling voice is to utter FOUL SPEECHES, and to DETRACT. He is as disproportioned in his manners,...
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Solo-speare! : Shakespearean Monologues for Student Actors

William Shakespeare, Lindsay Price - Acting - 2003 - 73 pages
...fish-like smell; a kind of not of the newest PoorJohn. A strange fish! Were I in England now, as once I was, and had but this fish painted, not a holiday...there would this monster make a man; any strange beast here makes a man: when they will not give a doit to relieve a lame beggar, they will lazy out ten to...
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The Cambridge Shakespeare Library: Shakespeare's times, texts, and stages

Catherine M. S. Alexander - Drama - 2003 - 3 pages
...ofbeggars is in Shakespeare always their defining characteristic: when a 'holiday-fool' in England 'will not give a doit to relieve a lame beggar, they will lay out ten to see a dead Indian' (Tempest 2.2.29-33). Shakespeare's plays are filled with reminders of 'famished beggars, weary of their rives'...
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The Tempest

Mark Morris, David Stone - Drama - 2003 - 80 pages
...well known in Shakespeare's time but which need some research today. '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...' (lines 25-7) Here, Trinculo imagines himself exhibiting Caliban at a fair as a freak and getting money...
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Regarding the Pain of Others

Susan Sontag - Social Science - 2004 - 131 pages
...Trinculo's first thought upon coming across Caliban is that he could be put on exhibit in England: "not a holiday fool there but would give a piece of silver . . . When they will not give a doit to relieve a lame beggar, they will lay out ten to see a dead...
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Tempest in the Caribbean

Jonathan Goldberg - Caribbean Area - 2004 - 192 pages
...Trinculo opines: "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" (2.2.27-31; these are, we recall, the only lines from The Tempest cited in Lamming's Water with Berries)....
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