Liris

A proud but lovely daughter of the race of man, beloved by Rubi, first of the angel host. Her passion was the love of knowledge, and she was captivated by all her lover told her of heaven and the works of God. At last she requested Rubi to appear before her in all his glory, and as she fell into his embrace was burnt to ashes by the rays which issued from him. (Moore: Loves of the Angels, story ii.)

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