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Borders, The, is the territory lying on both sides of the frontier line between England and Scotland. The counties bordering this frontier line, which runs for a distance of 110 miles from the Solway Firth to a point, a little to the N. of the Tweed, are Cumberland and Northumberland on the S., and Dumfries, Roxburgh, and Berwick on the N. These districts are celebrated for the struggles between different clans and families either for plunder or supremacy, and are immortalised by Sir Walter Scott and by many a ballad and legend.