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Alice Brand

Wife of Lord Richard, cursed with the “sleepless eye.” Alice signed Urgan the dwarf thrice with the sign of the cross, and he became “the fairest knight in all Scotland;” when Alice recognised in him her own brother. —Sir Walter Scott: The Lady of the Lake, iv. 12.

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