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" You taught me language; and my profit on't Is, I know how to curse : The red plague rid you, For learning me your language ! Pro. "
Prefaces. Tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona. Merry wives of Windsor - Page 23
by William Shakespeare - 1773
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Shakespeare Survey: Volume 60, Theatres for Shakespeare

Peter Holland - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 381 pages
...make him sweat for it. There's also a link here -with Caliban's learning of 'language' in The Tempest: 'You taught me language and my profit on't is / I know how to curse', and Katherine does exactly that. So these strands seem to emanate from a preoccupation -with...
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...like everyone else. All this calls to mind the accusation Caliban hurls at Prospero in The Tempest: "You taught me language, and my profit on't / Is I know how to curse." We did try to teach him not only language, but also — broken down into component parts, reinforced...
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The Age of the Warrior: Selected Essays by Robert Fisk

Robert Fisk - Social Science - 2008 - 544 pages
...Prospero's daughter, the colonial slave who turns against the fruits of civilisation that were offered him. You taught me language, and my profit on't Is, I know how to curse. The red plague rid you For learning me your language! Yet Caliban must 'obey' Prospero because...
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