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Scone (pron. Skoon)

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Edward I. removed to London, and placed in Westminster Abbey, the great stone upon which the kings of Scotland were wont to be crowned. This stone is still preserved, and forms the support of Edward the Confessor’s chair, which the British monarchs occupy at their coronation. It is said to have been brought from Ireland by Fergus, son of Eric, who led the Dalriads to the shores of Argyllshire. (See Tanist-stone.)

“Ni fallat fatum, Scoti, quocunque locatum

Invenient lapidem, regnare tenentur ibidem.”


Lardner, i. p. 67.


Unless the fates are faithless found

And prophetsʹ voice be vain,

Whereʹer is placed this stone, eʹen there

The Scottish race shall reign.

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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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