An enchantress who lived in the
“Bower of Bliss,” situate in “Wandering Island” She transformed her
lovers into monstrous shapes, and kept them captives. Sir Guyon having
crept up softly, threw a net over her, and bound her in chains of
adamant; then broke down her bower and burnt it to ashes. —Spencer
Faëry Queen, ii. 12.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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