...But of these sophisms and elenchs of merchandise I skill not...
Milton, Areopagitica

Except he had found the
standing sea-rock that even this last
Temptation breaks on; quieter than death but lovelier; peace
that quiets the desire even of praising it.

Jeffers, Meditation On Saviors



doves are not peaceful birds to begin with:

Two white doves that were released by children standing alongside Pope Francis as a peace gesture have been attacked by other birds.

As tens of thousands of people watched in St. Peter's Square on Sunday, a seagull and a large black crow swept down on the doves right after they were set free from an open window of the Apostolic Palace.

One dove lost some feathers as it broke free from the gull. But the crow pecked repeatedly at the other dove.
Despite their photogenic qualities, and pleasant burbly sound, doves are like pit bulls with feathers. Perfectly understandable products of their evolution, but not at all "peaceful".
Anymore than crows and ravens, in this case seagulls as well, are mean and nasty.
Doves look peaceful.
But looks aren't everything.

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