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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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Stewart's Quarterly, Volume 3

1869
...reformation is apparent in his appearance or deportment : " A winnock-bunker in the cast, There eat auld Nick, in shape o' beast ; A towzie tyke, black,...gart them skirl, Till roof and rafters a' did dirl." Still, though the bestial qualities of the arch-fiend, who performs his part with characteristic energy,...
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Tom Hood's Comic Readings in Prose and Verse: A Companion to Carpenter's ...

Wit and humor - 1869 - 252 pages
...France, 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 an' rafters a' did dirl. Coffins stood round like open presses,...
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Répertoire des données musicales de la presse québécoise, Volume 1

Juliette Bourassa-Trépanier, Lucien Poirier - Music - 1990 - 273 pages
...hornpipes, jigs, strathfpeys and reels ° Put life and mettle in theer heels. — ° [...] ° A touzie tyke, black, grim and large, ° To gie them music was his charge ; ° [...]». 23. Q-QM/MQ, 4 (.02) : 8-11 ; F. Article. [BARON DE BIELFELD]. INSTITUTIONS POLITIQUES...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 891 pages
...mettle in their heels: A winnock bunker in the east. There sat Auld Nick in shape o' beast; 120 A towsie tyke, black, grim, and large. To gie them music was his charge; He screwed the pipes and gart them skirl. Till roof and rafters a' did dirl. Coffins stood round like...
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Music, Witchcraft and the Paranormal

Melvyn J. Willin - Music - 2005 - 315 pages
...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;...grim, and large, To gi'e them music was his charge: He screwed the pipes and gart them skirl, Till roof and rafters a' did dirl!" (Burns, 1791, p. 124) Burns...
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The Pleasure of Poetry: Reading and Enjoying British Poetry from Donne to Burns

Nicolas H. Nelson - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 267 pages
...window seat There sat auld Nick, in shape o'beast; A touzie tyke, black, grim, and large, shaggy dog To gie them music was his charge: He screw'd the pipes and gart them skirl. made I screech Till roof and rafters a' did did. — rattle (115-124) This is not a formal French dance...
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