Motherwell informs us, p. 200, that the original reading was little small sword; also he stabbed in 43.
Besides, Motherwell gives us to understand that his changes are few.
Motherwell retouched a verse here and there slightly, to regulate the metre.
Now Motherwell, too, was born in Glasgow, and he is buried here.
Great liberties, says Motherwell, have been taken with the songs in that work.
It is in this form, says Motherwell, that the story is preserved in the mouths of the people.
C, of which no account is given by Motherwell, is hardly more than a variety of B.
Motherwell's text is almost verbatim that of Buchan's Gleanings, p. 98.
From his boyhood fond of literature, Motherwell devoted his spare hours to reading and composition.
Kinloch's copy may be found with Maidment's fragment, in the Appendix to this volume: Motherwell's immediately after the present.