From which Shakespearean work does the quote below come from and what are the circumstances in which it is spoken? I prithee let me bring thee where crabs grow;
And I with my long nails will dig thee pignuts,
Show thee a jay's nest, and instruct thee how
To snare the nimble marmoest; I'll bring thee
To clust'ring filberts, and sometimes I'll get thee
Young scamels from the rock.
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The lines you cite here come from Shakespeare's play The Tempest. They are spoken in Act II, Scene 2 of that play. The character who speaks these lines is Caliban.
Caliban is the only native...
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