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Border

(The ). The frontier of England and Scotland, which, from the eleventh to the fifteenth century, was the field of constant forays, and a most fertile source of ill blood between North and South Britain.

March, march, Ettrick and Teviotdale;
Why the deil dinna-ye march forward in order? 
March, march, Eskdale and Liddesdale-
All the Blue Bonnets are bound for the border.

Sir Walter Scott: The Monastery.

Border Minstrel
Sir Walter Scott, because he sang of the border. (1771-1832.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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