E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Douglas Tragedy (The).
A ballad in Scotts 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 mothers house, and there dies; the lady before sunrise next morning dies also.