Daughter of Polonius the chamberlain. Hamlet fell in love with
her, but after his interview with the Ghost, found it incompatible with
his plans to marry her. Ophelia, thinking his “strange conduct” the
effect of madness, becomes herself demented, and in her attempt to
gather flowers is drowned. (Shakespeare: Hamlet.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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