Lady of the Lake

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A poem in six cantos by Sir W. Scott, published 1810. The action takes place chiefly on and around Loch Katrine in Perthshire, and involves the wooing of Ellen Douglas, the lady of the title and daughter of the outlawed Lord James of Douglas. The lively narrative evokes highland scenery and manners, and contains various poetic interludes, including the coronach (Canto iii) ‘He is gone on the mountain’ and the ballad (Canto iv), ‘Alice Brand’.

Subjects: Literature.

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Sir Walter Scott (1771—1832) poet and novelist

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