E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The lover of Amelia, a matchless beauty. Being overtaken by a storm, Amelia became alarmed, but Celadon, folding her in his arms, exclaimed, Tis safety to be near thee, sure, and thus to clasp perfection. As he spoke, a flash of lightning struck Amelia dead. (Thomson The Seasons; Summer.)