E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Prince of Bohemia, in love with Perdita. (Shakespeare: Winters Tale.)
Florizel. George the Fourth, when prince, corresponded under this name with Mrs. Robinson, actress and poet, generally known as Perdita, that being the character in which she first attracted the princes attention.
Prince Florizel, in Lord Beaconsfields novel of Endymion (1880), is meant for Napoleon III.