This song was written by Lady Nairne, a poet steeped in the lore of the Jacobite Rising. When Prince Charles landed on the coast of Moidart in 1745, he was the embodiment of hope, kingliness and manly beauty. Fourteen months later he shrank into the rescuing French ship in a state of heart-broken squalor and degradation. It was widely belived that he returned in 1750 and 1753.
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