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Lady of Shallottʹ


A maiden who fell in love with Sir Lancelot of the Lake, and died because her love was not returned. Tennyson has a poem on the subject; and the story of Elaine, “the lily maid of Asʹtolat,” in the Idylls of the King, is substantially the same. (See Elaine.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Lady Bountiful
Lady Chapel
Lady Day
Lady Isabella
Lady Magistrate
Lady Margaret Professor
Lady in the Sacque
Lady of England
Lady of Mercy (Our)
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Lady of the Bleeding Heart
Lady of the Broom (The)
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