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. When they will not give a doit to relieve a lame beggar, they will lay out ten to see a dead Indian.

– William Shakespeare

The Tempest, Act 2, Scene 2. Here Trinculo imagines that if he were in England, he could exploit Caliban’s monstrous appearance for economic profit. He cynically remarks that the English would not give a penny to help a blind beggar, but they would give ten to see a dead Indian. Trinculo is echoing Prospero’s imperialistic nature here.