Daughter of Cassamen, a knight of Arden, who fell in love with a shepherd. The two make love with Arcadian simplicity, and vow eternal fidelity.
With that she bent her snow-white knee, Down by the shepherd kneeléd she, And him she sweetly kist. With that the shepherd whooped for joy Quoth he, `There's never shepherd boy That ever was so blist.'
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894