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Cordelia's Gift

A “voice ever soft, gentle, and low; an excellent thing in woman.” (Shakespeare: King Lear, v. 3.)

“It is her voice that he hears prevailing over the those [sic ] of the rest of the company, ... for she has not Cordelia's gift.”— Miss Broughton: Dr. Cupid.

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