Laura

the name immortalised by Petrarch, was either the wife of Hugues de Sade, of Avignon, or a fictitious name used by him on which to hang incidents of his life and love. If the former, her maiden name was Laura de Noves.

Laura.
Beppo's wife. (See Beppo.)

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