E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
White Moon (Knight of the).
Sampson Carrasco assumed this character and device, in order to induce Don Quixote to abandon knight errantry, and return home. The Don, being worsted, returned home, lingered a little while, and died. (Cervantes: Don Quixote, pt. ii. bk. iv. chap. 12, etc.)