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Belvawney

(Miss), of the Ports-mouth theatre. She always took the part of a page, and wore tights and silk stockings. (Dickens: Nicholas Nickleby, 1838.)

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