Lochinvar

being in love with a lady at Netherby Hall, persuaded her to dance one last dance. She was condemned to marry a “laggard in love and a dastard in war,” but her young chevalier swung her into his saddle and made off with her, before the “bridegroom” and his servants could recover from their astonishment. (SirWalterScott: Marmion.)

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