E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Rosalinde (3 syl.).
The anagram of Rose Danil or Rose Daniel, with whom Spenser was in love, but the young lady married John Florio, lexicographer. In the Shepherds Calendar Rose is called Rosalinde, and Spenser calls himself Colin Clout. Shakespeare introduces John Florio in Loves Labours Lost, under the imperfect anagram Holofernes (Hnes Floreo).