E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Emilia (in Shakespeares Othello).
Wife of Iago. She is induced by her husband to purloin Desdemonas handkerchief, which Iago conveys to Cassios chamber, and tells the Moor that Desdemona had given it to the lieutenant as a love-token. At the death of Desdemona, Emilia (who, till then, never suspected the real state of the case) reveals the fact, and Iago kills her.
Emilia. The sweetheart of Peregrine Pickle, in Smolletts novel.