“Even Goneril has her one splendid hour, her fire - flaught of hellish glory; when she treads under foot the half-hearted goodness, the wordy and windy though sincere abhorrence, which is all that the mild and impotent revolt of Albany can bring to bear against her imperious and dauntless devilhood; when she flaunts before the eyes of her "milk-livered" and "moral fool" the coming banners of France about the "plumed helm" of his slayer.”
“Albany enters, and reproaches Goneril half-heartedly for her aggression, which leads her to call him "milk-livered.”
“1638 FORD Fancies IV. i, This page a milk-livered dildoe.”
“Oh, the coward!" he shouted; "Oh, the milk-livered rogue!”
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