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" I'll be wise hereafter, And seek for grace : What a thrice-double ass Was I, to take this drunkard for a god, And worship this dull fool ! Pro. "
The Indiana School Journal - Page 792
1896
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Shakespeare and Alcohol

Buckner B. Trawick - Drinking in literature - 1978 - 100 pages
...279). Caliban, soberer but probably not much wiser than before, regrets his folly: What a thrice-double ass Was I to take this drunkard for a god And worship this dull fool! " (II. 295-297) Nine figures (all but two using other than alcoholic "vehicles" [see Appendix IV below]...
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Architectural Record, Volume 44

Architecture - 1918
...will come reflection, penitence. "And I'll be wise hereafter, And seek for grace. What a thricedouble ass Was I, to take this drunkard for a god, And worship this dull fool." With some such epilogue the curtain will descend on the great drama now approaching a close. It will...
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The Patriarchy of Shakespeare's Comedies

Marilyn L. Williamson - Literary Criticism - 1986 - 207 pages
...Stephano is still drunk; only Caliban seems to have learned from his experience: "What a thricedouble ass / Was I to take this drunkard for a god / And worship this dull fool!" (5.1.299-301). By putting Prospero in total control of the island, Shakespeare exposes the Barthian...
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Players of Shakespeare 1: Essays in Shakespearean Performance by Twelve ...

Royal Shakespeare Company - Drama - 1988 - 192 pages
...really only be one of submission, as he is in fear of being pinched to death: Ay, that I will. And I'll be wise hereafter, And seek for grace. What a...this drunkard for a god, And worship this dull fool. (5.1.295-8) It is obvious from this speech that Caliban has learned by his experience. I did, however,...
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The Tempest: Modern English Version Side-by-side with Full Original Text

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1990 - 220 pages
...handsomely. Caliban Ay, that I will; and I'll be wise hereafter, 300 And seek for grace. What a thrice-double ass Was I, to take this drunkard for a god, And worship this dull fool! Prospero Go to; away! Alonso Hence, and bestow your luggage where you found it. Sebastian Or stole...
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How Monkeys See the World: Inside the Mind of Another Species

Dorothy L. Cheney, Robert M. Seyfarth - Nature - 1990 - 377 pages
...word or sentence means. When Caliban says, in Act V of Shakespeare's Tempest, "What a thrice-double ass Was I, to take this drunkard for a god, And worship this dull fool!" the speech conveys subtly different shades of meaning to each character on stage and to each person...
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Shakespeare's Caliban: A Cultural History

Alden T. Vaughan, Virginia Mason Vaughan - Drama - 1993 - 290 pages
...his final speech he promises that I'll be wise hereafter, And seek for grace. What a thrice-double ass Was I to take this drunkard for a god, And worship this dull fool! (Vi294-97) Though Caliban remains "natural" man in contrast to "civilized" Antonio, the monster's desire...
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Appropriating Shakespeare: Contemporary Critical Quarrels

Brian Vickers - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 508 pages
...has a brain ultimately able to perceive how he wasted himself on this couple: 'What a thrice-double ass / Was I to take this drunkard for a god / And worship this dull fool!' (5.1.299ff). I insist on the range and complexity of attributes that Shakespeare has given Caliban...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 1996 - 865 pages
...the foolishness of his dream: . . . I'll be wise hereafter, And seek for grace. What a thrice-double ass Was I to take this drunkard for a god, And worship this dull fool ! (V, i, 295-298) But we still see no sign that his nature has changed completely, and thus he remains...
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Constellation Caliban: Figurations of a Character

Nadia Lie, Theo d' Haen - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 356 pages
...Prospero (Caliban: "Ay, that I will; and I'll be wise hereafter,/ And seek for grace. What a Thrice-double ass/ Was I, to take this drunkard for a God,/ And worship this dull fool!" Vi29497). It could be significant, moreover, that the play was staged on the occasion of Elizabeth...
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