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Falcon
 
The falcon and the dove sit there together,
And th’ one of them doth prune the other’s feather.
        Drayton—Noah’s Flood.
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Say, will the falcon, stooping from above,
Smit with her varying plumage, spare the dove?
Admires the jay the insect’s gilded wings?
Or hears the hawk when Philomela sings?
        Pope—Essay on Man. Ep. III. L. 53.
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A falcon, tow’ring in her pride of place,
Was by a mousing owl hawk’d at and kill’d.
        Macbeth. Act II. Sc. 4. L. 12.
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My falcon now is sharp, and passing empty;
And till she stoop, she must not be full-gorg’d,
For then she never looks upon her lure.
        Taming of the Shrew. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 193.
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