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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Border (The).
The frontier of England and Scotland, which, from the eleventh to the fifteenth century, was the field of constant forays, and a most fertile source of ill blood between North and South Britain.   1
“March, march, Ettrick and Teviotdale;
Why the deil dinna ye march forward in order?
March, march, Eskdale and Liddesdale—
All the Blue Bonnets are bound for the border.”
Sir Walter Scott: The Monastery.

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