|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
It was on this occasion [the failure in energy of Lord Mar at the battle of Sheriffmuir] that Gordon of Glenbucket made the celebrated exclamation, Oh for an hour of Dundee!Mahon: History of England, vol. i. p. 184.
Oh for one hour of blind old Dandolo,
The octogenarian chief, Byzantiums conquering foe!
Lord Byron: Childe Harold, canto iv. stanza 12. [back]