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 Flor’imel [honey-flower].Florin. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Florimel’s Girdle
 
gave to those who could wear it “the virtue of chaste love and wifehood true;” but if any woman not chaste and faithful put it on, it “loosed or tore asunder.” It was once the cestus of Venus, made by her husband Vulcan; but when she wantoned with Mars it fell off, and was left on the “Acida’lian mount.” (Spenser: Faërie Queene, book iv. 11, 12.)   1
 


 Flor’imel [honey-flower].Florin. 

 
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