Bertram, Count of Rousillon
beloved by Helena, the hero of Shakespeare's comedy, All's Well that Ends Well.
“I cannot reconcile, my heart to Bertram, a man noble without generosity, and young without truth; who marries Helena as a coward, and leaves her as a profligate.” —Dr. Johnson.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894