Fair Maid

(The).

Fair Maid of Anjou.
Lady Edith Plantagenet, who married David, Prince Royal of Scotland. Fair Maid of February. The snow-drop, which blossoms in February.

Fair Maid of Kent.
Joan, Countess of Salisbury, wife of the Black Prince, and only daughter of Edmond Plantagenet, Earl of Kent. She had been twice married ere she gave her hand to the prince.

Fair Maid of Norway.
Margaret, daughter of Eric II. of Norway, and granddaughter of Alexander III. of Scotland. Being recognised by the states of Scotland as successor to the throne, she set out for her new kingdom, but died on her passage from seasickness. (1290.)

Fair Maid of Perth.
Katie Glover, the most beautiful young woman of Perth. Heroine of Scott's novel of the same name.

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