Friday, June 11, 2010

Who is the Toad in this Context?

Newark Mayor Cory Booker and RI Commissioner of Education Deborah Gist tweet:

Sweet are the uses of adversity; Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head; (As You Like It, act II, scene 1)

Who is the Duke, living in exile? Whose adversity is sweet to use?

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