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Cupid and Psyche

An exquisite episode in the Golden Ass of Apuleius. It is an allegory representing the progress of the soul to perfection. Mrs. Tighe has a poem on the same subject; and Molière a drama entitled Psyche. (See Morris, Earthly Paradise [May].)

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