E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Hermione (4 syl.).
Wife of Leonts, King of Silicia. Being suspected of infidelity, she was thrown into jail, swooned, and was reported to be dead. She was kept concealed till her infant Perdita was of marriageable age, when Leonts discovered his mistake, and was reconciled to his wife. (Shakespeare: Winters Tale.)