Phædria

[wantonnese]. Handmaid of Acrasia the enchantress. She sails about Idle Lake in a gondola. Seeing Sir Guyon she ferries him across the lake to the floating island, where Cymochles attacks him. Phædria interposes, the combatants desist, and the little wanton ferries the knight Temperance over the lake again.

(Spenser: Faërie Qucene, ii.)

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