E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
A woman of extraordinary beauty, born in the Old Bailey. She was twelve years a courtesan, five times a wife, twelve years a thief, eight years a transport in Virginia; but ultimately grew rich, lived honestly, and died a penitent. (Charles II.s reign.) (See Daniel Defoes Moll Flanders.)