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 Doug’las.Douse the Glim. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Douglas Tragedy (The).
A ballad in Scott’s Border Minstrelsy. Lord William steals away Lady Margaret Douglas, but is pursued by her father and two brothers. Being overtaken, a fight ensues, in which the father and his two sons are sore wounded. Lord William, wounded, creeps to his mother’s house, and there dies; the lady before sunrise next morning dies also.   1

 Doug’las.Douse the Glim. 

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