E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Edgar or Edgardo.
Master of Ravenswood, in love with Lucy Ashton (Lucia di Lammermoor). While absent in France on an important embassy, the lady is led to believe that her lover has proved faithless to her, and in the torrent of her indignation consents to marry the laird of Bucklaw, but stabs him on the wedding-night, goes mad, and dies. In the opera Edgardo stabs himself also; but in the novel he is lost in the quicksands at Kelpies-Flow, in accordance with an ancient prophecy. (Donizettis opera of Lucia di Lammermoor; Sir Walter Scotts Bride of Lammermoor.