E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Afterwards called Lara, the corsair. A proud, ascetic, but successful captain. Hearing that the Sultan Seyd was about to attack the pirates, Conrad assumed the disguise of a dervish and entered the palace, while his crew set fire to the sultans fleet. The trick being discovered, Conrad was taken prisoner, but was released by Gulnare, the sultans favourite concubine, whom he had rescued from the flaming palace. Gulnare escaped with the corsair to the Pirates Isle, and when Conrad found Medora dead, he left the island, and no one knew whither he went. The rest of his adventures are recorded under his new name of Lara. (Byron: The Corsair.)