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Quotation by Jean Elliot
Dule and wae for the order sent our lads to the Border; The English, for ance, by guile won the day: The Flowers of the Forest, that foucht aye the foremost, The prime o' our land, are cauld in the clay.
Jean Elliot (1727–1805), Scottish lyricist. The Flowers of the Forest (l. 17–20). . .
Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250–1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (New ed., rev. and enl., 1939) Oxford University Press.
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