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 E’diles (2 syl.).Ednam, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
E’dith,
 
called the Maid of Lorn (Argyleshire), was about to be married to Lord Ronald, when Robert, Edward, and Isabel Bruce, tempest-tossed, sought shelter at the castle. Edith’s brother recognised the Bruce, and being in the English interest, a quarrel ensued, in the course of which the abbot arrived, but refused to marry the bridal pair amidst such discord. Edith fled, and, assuming the character of a page, passed through divers adventures. At length Robert Bruce won the battle of Bannockburn, and when peace was restored Ronald married the “Maid of Lorn.” (Scott: Lord of the Isles.)   1
 


 E’diles (2 syl.).Ednam, 

 
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