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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:717
AUTHOR:William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
QUOTATION: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.
ATTRIBUTION:As You Like It. Act ii. Sc. 1.  [text]
WORKS:William Shakespeare Collection.
 

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