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 Bower Anchor.Bower of Bliss, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bower-woman (A).
 
A lady’s maid and companion. The attendants were admitted to considerable freedom of speech, and were treated with familiarity and kindness. (“Bower” to rhyme with flower.)   1
        “‘This maiden,’ replied Eveline, ‘is my bower-woman, and acquainted with my most inward thoughts. I beseech you to permit her presence at our conference.’”—Sir W. Scott: The Betrothed, chap. xi.
 


 Bower Anchor.Bower of Bliss, 

 
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