E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Faërie or Feerie.
The land of the fays or faeries. The chief fay realms are Avalon, an island somewhere in the ocean; Oberons dominions, situate in wilderness among the holtis hairy; and a realm somewhere in the middle of the earth, where was Pari Banous palace.
For learnëd Colin [Spenser] lays his pipes to gage,