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Adolpha

Daughter of General Kleiner, governor of Prague and wife of Idenstein.

Her only fault was “excess of too sweet nature, which ever made another's grief her own.”

—Knowles: Maid of Mariendorpt (1838).

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