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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 United States Magazine and 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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William Shakspere: A Biography

Charles Knight - 1843 - 542 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 Here is what the editor of the ' Witchcraft Trials ' so justly calls a display of " imagination." What...
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The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Burns: With Explanatory and Glossarial ...

Robert Burns, James Currie - 1844 - 575 pages
...But hornpipes, jigs, strathspeys, and reels. Put life and mettle in their heels. A winnock-bunkerb in the east, There sat auld Nick, in shape o' beast ; A towzie tyke,c black, grim, and large, To gie them music was his charge ; He screw 'd the pipes and gartd them...
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The general reciter; a unique selection of the most admired and popular ...

1845
...strathspeys, and reels, Put life and mettle in their heels. A winnock-bunkcr in the east, There sat auld Kick in shape o' beast ; A towzie tyke, black, grim, and...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 Genius and Character of Burns

1845 - 122 pages
...question—the question is what business? Was it a ball given him on the anniversary of the Fall ? " There sat auld Nick, in shape o' beast; A towzie tyke,...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 glowVd, and fidged...
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The Genius and Character of Burns

1845 - 122 pages
...question—the question is what business ? Was it a ball given him on the anniversary of the Fall ? " There sat auld Nick, in shape o' beast; A towzie tyke, black, grim, and large, To gie them music was hia charge:" and pray who is to pay the piper ? We fear that young witch Nannie! " For Satan glow'r'd,...
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Lectures on the English Comic Writers

William Hazlitt - English literature - 1845 - 222 pages
...There sat auld Nick, in shape o'beast; A touzie tyke, black, grim, and large, To gie them music was bis charge; He screw'd the pipes, and gart them skirl, Till roof and rafters a' did dirl Coffins stood round like open presses, That shaw'il the de/ul in their last dresses; And, by some devilish...
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The Complete Works of Robert Burns

James Currie - 1845
...heels. A winnock-hunker in the east, There sat auld Nick in shape o' heast ; A towzic tyke, hlack, grim, and large, To gie them music was his charge : He screw'd his pipes and gart them skirl, Till roof and rafters a' did dirL — Coffins stood round like open...
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Lectures on the English Comic Writers

William Hazlitt - English literature - 1845 - 222 pages
...But hornpipes, jigs, strathspeys, and reels, Put life and mettle in their heels. As winnock-bunker, in the east, There sat auld Nick, in shape o' beast ; A touzie tyke, black, grim, and large, To gie them music was his charge ; He screw VI the pipes, and...
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Recollections of a Tour: A Summer Ramble in Belgium, Germany, and Switzerland

James William Massie - Belgium - 1846 - 548 pages
...association recalled by a visit to these sepulchral dormitories with " The winnock-bunker in the east, Where sat auld Nick, in shape o' beast ; A towzie tyke,...grim, and large, To gi'e them music was his charge." In perfect harmony -with such objects of venerated devotion and means of exciting homage and liberality...
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