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halcyon
used in King Lear

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idyllically calm and peaceful
  • 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.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — Before Gloster's Castle (44% in)

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