For an Ouphe has broken his vestal vow; / He has loved an earthly maid, / And left for her his woodly shade;
The plot is as follows. An Ouphe, one of the race of Fairies, has "broken his vestal vow," […] in short, he has broken Fairy-law in becoming enamored of a mortal.
Origin of ouphe
- From the same origin as oaf (“elf child”).