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Celadon

The lover of Amelia, a “matchless beauty.” Being overtaken by a storm, Amelia became alarmed, but Celadon, folding her in his arms, exclaimed, “ `Tis safety to be near thee, sure, and thus to clasp perfection.” As he spoke, a flash of lightning struck Amelia dead. (Thomson: The Seasons; Summer.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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