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Narcissa

in the Night Thoughts, was Elizabeth Lee, Dr. Young's step-daughter. In Night iii. the poet says she was clandestinely buried at Montpelier, because, being a Protestant, she was “denied the charity that dogs enjoy” (For Pope's Narcissa see Nancy.)

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