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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Estrildis
 
or Estrild. Daughter of a German king, and handmaid to the mythical King Humber. When Humber was drowned in the river that bears his name, King Locrin fell in love with Estrildis, and would have married her, had he not been betrothed already to Guendolœ’na; however, he kept Estrildis for seven years in a palace under-ground, and had by her a daughter named Sabri’na. After the death of Locrin, Guendalœ’na threw both Estrildis and Sabri’na into the Severn. (Geoffrey: British History, ii. ch. ii.-v.)   1
 


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