Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Drop Serene (gutta sere’na).

 Drop off (To).Drown the Miller (To). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Drop Serene (gutta sere’na).
An old name for amauro’sis. It was at one time thought that a transparent, watery humour, distilling on the optic nerve, would produce blindness without changing the appearance of the eye.
“So thick a ‘drop serene’ hath quenched these orbs.”
Milton: Paradise Lost, iii. 25.

 Drop off (To).Drown the Miller (To). 


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