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 Lady of Mercy (Our).Lady of the Bleeding Heart. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Lady of Shallott’.
A maiden who fell in love with Sir Lancelot of the Lake, and died because her love was not returned. Tennyson has a poem on the subject; and the story of Elaine, “the lily maid of As’tolat,” in the Idylls of the King, is substantially the same. (See ELAINE.)   1

 Lady of Mercy (Our).Lady of the Bleeding Heart. 


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