Dulcinea

A lady-love. Taken from Don Quixote's amie du coeur. Her real name was Aldonza Lorenzo, but the knight dubbed her Dulcinea del Toboso.

“I must ever have some Dulcinea in my head—it harmonises the soul.” —Sterne.

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