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  • Such smiling rogues as these, Like rats, oft bite the holy cords a-twain Which are too intrinse t’ unloose; smooth every passion That in the natures of their lords rebel; Bring oil to fire, snow to their colder moods; Renege, affirm, and turn their halcyon beaks With every gale and vary of their masters, Knowing naught, like dogs, but following.

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  • It was used for more things than family reunions, however: Negroes played basketball there, the Klan met there in its halcyon days, and a great tournament was held in Atticus’s time in which the gentlemen of the county jousted for the honor of carrying their ladies into Maycomb for a great banquet.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • This is a little exhibition we used to tour around the Continent back in the halcyon days.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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