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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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The Book of Gems: Pomfret to Bloomfield

Samuel Carter Hall - English poetry - 1837
...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 Book of Gems: The Poets and Artists of Great Britain, Volume 1; Volume 3

Samuel Carter Hall - English poetry - 1837 - 304 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...A towzie tyke, black, grim, and large, To gie them musie was his charge : He screw'd the pipes and gart them skirl. Till roof and rafters a' did dirl....
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The Works of Robert Burns: Containing His Life, Volume 2

Robert Burns, John Gibson Lockhart - Scotland - 1837 - 425 pages
...Put life and mettle in their heels. A winnock-bunker in the east, There sat auld Nick, in shape. 6' beast ; A towzie tyke, black, grim, and large, To gie them music was his charge : He screw'd his pipes and gut them »kirli Till roof and rafters a' did dirl.— Coffins stood round like open...
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Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Falconer ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1838 - 732 pages
...France, But hornpipes, jigs, strathspeys, and reels, Put life and mettle in their heels. A winnock-bunker e ; Be mild, and teach thy rugged brow to smile. Canst...assuage the scornful dame. And ev'n Caissa own a — Coffins stood round like open presses, That shaw'd the dead in their last dresses ; And hy some...
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Select works of the British poets: in a chronological series from Falconer ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1838 - 732 pages
...hornpipes, jigs, strathspeys, and reels, Put life and mettle in their heels. A winnock-bunker in the cast, There sat auld Nick, in shape o' beast; A towzie tyke,...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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Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Falconer ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1838 - 732 pages
...France, But hornpipes, jigs, strathspeys, and reels, Put life and mettle in their heels. A winnock-bunker , wheresoe'er you are, That bide the pelting screw 'd the pipes, and gart them skirl, Till roof and rafters a* did dirl. — Coffins stood round...
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The Works of Robert Burns, Volume 1

Robert Burns - Poets, Scottish - 1840
...But hornpipes, jigs, strathspeys, and reels, Put life and mettle in their heels. At winnock-bunker in the east, There sat auld Nick, in shape o' beast...large, To gie them music was his charge : He screw'd his pipes and gart them skirl, Till roof and rafters a' did dirl.— towards the river, and passing...
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The Works of Robert Burns

Robert Burns - 1840 - 820 pages
...hornpipes, jigs, strathspeys, an' reels, Put life an' mettle i' their heels : At winnock-bunker i" the east, There sat auld Nick, in shape o' beast ; A towzie tyke, black, grim, an' large, To gie them music was his charge ; He screw'd the pipes and gart them skirl, Till roof and...
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The Monthly Review

Books - 1841
...itself: — " The question is what business ? Was it a ball given on the anniversary of the Fall ? " ' There sat auld Nick in shape o' beast ,; A towzie...black, grim, and large To gie them music was his charge :' and pray who is to pay the piper ? We fear that young witch Nannie ! ' For Satan glower'd, and fidg'd...
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The United States Democratic Review, Volume 13

United States - 1843
...answered very well to the description of the infernal piper in Tarn O'Shanter : " A winnock-bunker in the east There sat Auld Nick in shape o' beast,...grim and large, To gie them music was his charge." To this popular notion of the impersonation of the principle of evil, we are doubtless indebted for...
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