E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Land othe Leal (The).
The Scotch Dixey Land (q.v.). An hypothetical land of happiness, loyalty, and virtue. Caroline Oliphant, Baroness Nairne, meant heaven in her exquisite song so called, and this is now its accepted meaning. (Leal = faithful, and Land of the Leal means the Land of the faithful.)