E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
A sort of Tremaine of the eighteenth century, who, having over-refined his taste by the grand tour, considers English beauties insipid. He falls in love with Letitia Hardy at a masquerade, after feeling aversion to her in her assumed character of a hoyden. (Mrs. Cowley The Belles Stratagem.)