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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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The Commodification of Textual Engagements in the English Renaissance

Michael Saenger - History - 2006 - 169 pages
...Trinculo contemplates the relative valuation of two damaged bodies on the streets of urban England: "When they will not give a doit to relieve a lame...beggar, they will lay out ten to see a dead Indian" (II, ii, 29-31). two are deeply complementary. I do not mean here to construct a life of particular...
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Transatlantic Encounters: American Indians in Britain, 1500-1776

Alden T. Vaughan, Alden T. (Columbia University Vaughan, New York), Professor of History Alden T Vaughan - History - 2006 - 337 pages
...Caliban and almost certainly prompted Trinculo's famous quip about him: "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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