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Duke’s Walk

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To meet one in the Duke’s Walk. An invitation to fight a duel. In the vicinity of Holyrood House is a place called the Duke’s Walk, from being the favourite promenade of the Duke of York, afterwards James II., during his residence in Scotland. This walk was the common rendezvous for settling affairs of honour, as the site of the British Museum was in England.

“If a gentleman shall ask me the same question, I shall regard the incivility as equivalent to an invitation to meet him in the Duke’s Walk.”—Scott: Bride of Lammermoor, chap. xxxiv.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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