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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 POETICAL WORKS ROBERT BURNS

1859
...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;...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 presses,...
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Chronicle of the Hundredth Birthday of Robert Burns

James Ballantine - 1859 - 605 pages
...similar to that awful night, when Kirk Allowav seemed in a blaze, and the great musician, " Screwed his pipes and gart them skirl, Till roof and rafters a' did dirL" The whole affair, however, was wound up successfully, and at the appointed hour the Hall was filled...
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William Shakspere: A Biography

Charles Knight - Dramatists, English - 1860 - 553 pages
...: " Witches have been transported with the pharie to a hill, A towzie tyke, black, grim, and largo, To gi'e them music was his charge : He screw'd the pipes, and g-.irt them skirl. Till roof and rafter-* a' did dirl." Tifaich opening they went in and there saw...
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The Genius and Character of Robert Burns: An Essay and Criticism on His Life ...

John Wilson - 1861 - 222 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...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 glow'r'd, and fidged...
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The poems of Robert Burns. (Bell and Daldy's pocket vols.).

1863
...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 Poetical Works, Volume 2

1863 - 1 pages
...strathspeys, and reels, Put life and mettle in their heels. A winnock-bunker in the east, window-seat There sat auld Nick, in shape o' beast ; A towzie tyke, black, grim, and large, shaggy dog To gie them music was his charge ; He screwed the pipes and gart them skirl, scream Till...
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THE POETICAL WORKS OF TOBERT BURNS

1863
...strathspeys, and reels, Put life and mettle in their heels. A winnock-bunker in the east, window-seat There sat auld Nick, in shape o' beast ; A towzie tyke, black, grim, and large, shaggy dog To gie them music was his charge ; He screwed the pipes and gart them skirl, scream Till...
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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns, Volume 1

Robert Burns - Scotland - 1865
...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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William Shakspere: A Biography

Charles Knight - Dramatists, English - 1865 - 553 pages
...associated the belief in fairies and in witches : " Witches have been transported with the pharie to a hill, A towzie tyke, black, grim, and large, To gi'e them...screw'd the pipes, and gart them skirl. Till roof and raftero n' did diri." which opening they went in and there saw a fairie qieen." But James also especially...
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The Works of Professor Wilson of the University of Edinburgh: Essays ...

1865
...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 Nanny! " For Satan glowr'd, and fidged...
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