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Meg Merrilies (in Sir W. Scott’s Guy Mannering)

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This character was based on that of Jean Gordon, an inhabitant of the village of Kirk Yetholm, in the Cheviot Hills, in the middle of the eighteenth century. A sketch of Jean Gordon’s life will be found in Blackwood’s Magazine, vol. i. p. 54. She is a half-crazy sibyl or gipsy.

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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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Medicinal Hours
Medina
Mediterranean (Key of the)
Medium (A)
Medora
Medoro (in Orlando Furioso)
Medusa
Meerschaum
Meg
Meg Dods
Meg Merrilies (in Sir W. Scott’s Guy Mannering)
Megarian School
Megarians (The)
Megatherium (Greek, great-beast)
Megrims
Meigle (in Strathmore)
Meiny
Meissonier-like Exactness
Meistersingers
Mejnoun and Leiiak
Melampode