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" Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which, like the toad.' ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head ; And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in, stones, and good in every... "
The works of Shakespear [ed. by H. Blair], in which the beauties observed by ... - Page 231
by William Shakespeare - 1769
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Four Comedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1994 - 678 pages
...persuade me what I am'? Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head; And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything....
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Saga of a Wayward Sailor

Tristan Jones - Biography & Autobiography - 1995 - 263 pages
...1961-November 1963 Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head; And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything....
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 1996 - 865 pages
...sentiments seemed forced: Sweet are the uses of adversity. Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head; And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks. Sermons in stones, and good in everything....
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From the Margins of Empire: Christina Stead, Doris Lessing, Nadine Gordimer

Louise Yelin - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 197 pages
...the exiled Duke: "Sweet are the uses of adversity, / Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, / Wears yet a precious jewel in his head; / And this our life, exempt from public haunt, / Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, / Sermons in stones, and good in everything:...
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莎士比亞通論: 喜劇

顏元叔 - Comedy - 2001 - 812 pages
...persuade me what I am.' Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head; And this our life, eXempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything....
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The Plays of Shakespeare: A Thematic Guide

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 2001 - 361 pages
...reflects on his home: Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head; And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in every thing....
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The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots

Joseph Twadell Shipley - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2001 - 636 pages
...adversary, adversity. Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head; And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything....
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Lectures on Shakespeare

W. H. Auden - Drama - 2002 - 398 pages
...persuade me what I am." Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which, like the toad, ugly and venemous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head; And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Find tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything:...
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Trees: Woodlands and Western Civilization

Richard Hayman - History - 2003 - 261 pages
...persuade me what I am: Sweet are the uses of adversity Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head: And this our life exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks Sermons in stone, and good in every thing.19...
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The Inclusive Corporation: A Disability Handbook for Business Professionals

Griff Hogan - Business & Economics - 2003 - 342 pages
...Benefiting from Adversity Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head; And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in every thing....
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