You have seen
Sunshine and rain at once; her smiles and tears
Were like a better way.

– William Shakespeare

King Lear, Act 4, Scene 3. The Gentleman uses a striking simile to describe Cordelia’s smiling and crying at the same time when she reads news of her father’s mistreatment in Kent’s letters. He likens it to the rain falling while the sun is shining, only more beautiful. Cordelia is the only child of Lear’s who truly loves him.