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" Nick, in shape o' beast; A towzie tyke, black, grim, and large, To gie them music was his charge: He screw'd the pipes and gart them skirl, Till roof and rafters a "
The poetical works of Robert Burns - Page 142
by Robert Burns - 1814 - 264 pages
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Whitehead, 1785, to Anstey, 1805

Thomas Campbell - English poetry - 1819
...France, But hornpipes, jigs, strathspeys, and reels, Put life and mettle in their heels. A winnock-bunker in the east, There sat auld Nick, in shape o' beast...them skirl, Till roof and rafters a' did dirl.— Coffins stood round, like open presses, That shaw'd the dead in their last dresses ; And by some devilish...
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The British poets, including translations, Volume 75

British poets - 1822
...France, But hornpipes, jigs, strathspeys, and reels, Put life and mettle in their heels. A winnock bunker in the east, There sat auld Nick, in shape o' beast...gart them skirl, Till roof and rafters a' did dirl. — Coffins stood round like open presses, That shaw'd the dead in their last dresses ; And by some...
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The Works of the British Poets, with Lives of the Authors, Volume 38

English poetry - 1822
...strathspeys, and reels, Put life and mettle in their heels. A winnock-bunker in the east, There set auld Nick, in shape o' beast ; A towzie tyke, black,...them skirl, Till roof and rafters a' did dirl.— Coffins stood round like open presses, That shaw'd the dead in their last dresses, And by some devilish...
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The Anti-critic for Aug. 1821 and March 1822

sir Samuel Egerton Brydges (bart.) - 1822
...unco sight! Warlocks and witches in a dance . There sat auld Nick , in shape o' beast ; A towsie tyke , black , grim , and large , To gie them music was his charge . — . Tarn stood , like ane bewitch'd , And thought his very een enrich'd ; Even Satan glowr'd...
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Poems, chiefly in the Scottish dialect

Robert Burns - 1824 - 224 pages
...France, But hornpipes, jigs, strathspeys, and reels, Put life and mettle in their heels. A winnock bunker in the east, There sat auld Nick, in shape o' beast...gart them skirl, Till roof and rafters a' did dirl. — Coffins stood round like open presses, That shaw'd the dead in their last dresses ; And by some...
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New Elegant Extracts: A Unique Selection ... from the Most Eminent Prose and ...

Richard Alfred Davenport - English literature - 1824
...life and mettle in their heels. A winnock bunker in the east, There sat auld Nick, in shape o'beast ; A towzie tyke, black, grim, and large, To gie them...gart them skirl, Till roof and rafters a' did dirl. — Coffins stood round like open presses, That shaw'd the dead in their last dresses ; And by some...
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A Narrative of an Excursion to Ireland, by the Deputy Governor, Two Members ...

Gilpin Gorst - Ireland - 1825 - 103 pages
...the uorrhwm Bard. 30 A winnock bmifkcr in the east, There sat uuld Nick in shape o' beast : A towsie tyke, black, grim and large, To gie them music was...gar't them skirl Till roof and rafters a' did dirl. They reel'd, they set, they cross'd they cleokit, ' Till ilka carlin swat and reekit." The handsome...
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The Laughing Philosopher: Being the Entire Works of Momus, Jester of Olympus ...

English wit and humor - 1825 - 767 pages
...France, But hornpipes, jigs, strathspeys, and reels, Put life and mettle in their heels. A winnock bunker in the east, There sat auld Nick, in shape o' beast...grim, and large, To gie them music was his charge : He screw 'd the pipes and gart them skirl. Till roof and rafters a' did dirl,— Coffins stood round like...
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The British anthology; or, Poetical library

British anthology - 1825
...But hornpipes, jigs, strathspeys, and reels, Put life and mettle in their heels. A winnock-bunker hi the east, There sat Auld Nick, in shape o' beast ;..., and large, To gie them music was his charge : He screvv'd the pipes, and gart them skirl, Till roof and rafters a' did dirl. Coffins stood round, like...
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The Beauties of Burns: Consisting of Selections from His Poems and Letters

Robert Burns, Alfred Howard - 1826 - 212 pages
...France, But hornpipes, jigs, strathspeys, and reels, Put life and mettle in their heelS. A winnock bunker in the east, There sat auld Nick, in shape o' beast;...grim, and large ; To gie them music was his charge: lie screw'd the pipes, and gart them skirl, Till roof and rafters a' did dirl— Coffins stood round...
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