Lord Ullin’s Daughter, a ballad by Campbell (1809). The lady eloped with the chief of Ulva’s Isle, and was pursued by her father with a party of retainers. The lovers reached a ferry, and promised to give the boatman “a silver pound” to row them across Lochgyle. The waters were very rough, and the father reached the shore just in time to see the boat capsize, and his daughter drowned.

’Twas vain: the loud waves lashed the shore,
Return or aid preventing;
The waters wild went o’er his child,
And he was left lamenting.

Lord of Burleigh (The), a ballad by Tennyson (1842).

Lord of Crazy Castle, John Hall Stevenson, author of Crazy Tales (in verse). He lived at Skelton Castle, which was nicknamed “Crazy Castle” (1718–1785).

Lord of the Isles, Donald of Islay, who in 1346 reduced the Hebridês under his sway. The title of “lord of the Isles” had been borne by others for centuries before, was borne by his (Donald’s) successors, and is now one of the titles of the prince of Wales.

(Sir W. Scott has a metrical romance entitled The Lord of the Isles, 1815.)

Loredani (Giacomo), interpreter of king Richard I.—Sir W. Scott: The Talisman (time, Richard I.).

Loredano (James), a Venetian patrician, and one of the Council of Ten. Loredano was the personal enemy of the Foscari.—Byron: The Two Foscari (1820).

Lorelei or Lurlei, a siren of German legend, who haunted a rock of the same name on the right bank of the Rhine, half-way between Bingen and Coblenz. She combed her hair with a golden comb, and sang a wild song, which enticed fishermen and sailors to destruction on the rocks and rapids.

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