Fradubio

[Brother Doubt ], says Spenser, wooed and won Duessa ( False-faith); but one day, while she was bathing, discovered her to be a “filthy old hag,” and resolved to leave her. False-faith instantly metamorphosed him into a tree, and he will never be relieved till “he can be bathed from the well of living water.” (Faërie Queene, book i. 2.)

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