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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 "
A Treasury of Humorous Poetry: Being a Compilation of Witty, Facetious, and ... - Page 127
edited by - 1902 - 407 pages
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The Lives of the Scotish Poets: With Preliminary Dissertations on ..., Volume 2

David Irving - 1804
...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 music was...gart them skirl, Till roof and rafters a' did dirl. VOL. II. 3 R Coffins stood round, like open presses ; That shaw'd the dead in their last dresses j...
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Views in North Britain: Illustrative of the Works of Robert Burns

James Storer, John Greig - 1805 - 61 pages
...inventory of attendant circumstances, that exhibits a mind fertile with images of the most terrific nature. Coffins stood round, like open presses; That shaw'd...the dead in their last dresses; And by some devilish cantrip slight, Each in its cauld hand held a light, By which heroic Tarn was able To note upon the...
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Views in North Britain: Illustrative of the Works of Robert Burns ...

James Sargant Storer, John Greig (engraver) - 1805 - 61 pages
...inventory of attendant circumstances, that exhibits a mind fertile with images of the most terrific nature. Coffins stood round, like open presses; That shaw'd the dead in their last dresse*; And by some devilish cantrip slight. Each in its cauld hand held a light; By which heroic...
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The works of Robert Burns; with an account of his life, and a ..., Volume 2

Robert Burns - 1806
...exceeded. I know not that I have ever met with a picture of more horrible fancy than the following : " Coffins stood round like open presses, That shaw'd...the dead in their last dresses; And by some devilish cantrip slight, Each in his cauld hand held a light." But when I came to the succeeding lines, my blood...
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The Works of Robert Burns: General correspondence, including pieces of ...

Robert Burns - 1806
...exceeded. I know not that I have ever met with a picture of more horrible fancy than the following: " Coffins stood round like open presses, That shaw'd...dead in their last dresses ; And by some devilish cantrip slight, Each in his cauld hand held a light." But when I came to the succeeding lines, my blood...
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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns: Collated with the Best Editions, Volumes 1-2

Robert Burns, Thomas Park - 1808
...mettle in their heels, A winnock-bnnker in the east, There sat auld Nick, in shape o' beast ; A towzie tyke, black, grim, and large, To gie them music was...dead in their last dresses ; And by some devilish cantrip slight, Each in its cauld hand held a light. By \vJiioh heroic Tam was able To note upon...
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The cabinet of the Scottish muses, selected from the works of the most ...

Scottish Muses - 1808 - 230 pages
...winuock-bunker i' the east, There sat auld Nick, in shape o' brasl \ A towzfc tyke, black, grim, an' large, To gie them music was his charge : He screw'd the pipes, an' gart them skirl, Till roof an' ranters a' did dirl. Coffins stood round, like open prcsse;,...
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The London review, conducted by R. Cumberland, Volume 1

Richard Cumberland - 1809
...******* Or like the rainbow's lovely form Evanishing amid the storm." (Vol. III. p. 327, 328.) '' Coffins stood round, like open presses, " That shaw'd...dead in their last dresses; " And by some devilish cantrip slight, " Each in its cauld hand held a. light." (Ibid. p. 330.) There is much humour in a...
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Poems, Volume 2

Robert Burns - 1811
...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 music was his charge : He screw'd the pipes, and gart them skirl,Till roof an' rafters a' did dirl, Coffins stood round, like open presses, That shaw'd the...
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A Critique on the Poems of Robert Burns

George Gleig - 1812 - 70 pages
...large ; To gi'e them music was his chnrge : He screw'd the pipes, an' gart them skirl, Till roof an' rafters a' did dirl. Coffins stood round, like open...presses, That shaw'd the dead in their last dresses ; An' by some devilish cantrip slight, Each in its cauld hand held a light ; By which heroic Tam was...
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