Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Phædria [wantonness].

E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Phædria [wantonness].
Handmaid of Acrasia the enchantress. She sails about Idle Lake in gondola. Seeing Sir Guyon she ferries him across the lake to the floating island, where Cymoch’les attacks him. Phædria interposes, the combatants desist, and the little wanton ferries the knight Temperance over the lake again. (Spenser: Faërie Queene, ii.)   1


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