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" Till roof and rafters a' did dirl. Coffins stood round, like open presses, That... "
Jones's Cabinet Edition of British Poets - Page 44
1831
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William Shakspere: A Biography, Book 2

Charles Knight - 1843 - 542 pages
...lingered in Scotland until the period when Burns preserved it for all time in ' Tarn o' Shanter :' — " Warlocks and witches in a dance ; Nae cotillon brent...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 United States Magazine and Democratic Review, Volume 13

1843
...reels." He would have 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...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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The United States Democratic Review, Volume 13

1843
...reels." He would have 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...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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The general reciter; a unique selection of the most admired and popular ...

General reciter - 1845
...the heel and hand admonish'd, She ventur'd forward on the light; And, wow ! TAM saw an unco sight ! Warlocks and witches in a dance ; Nae cotillon brent...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...
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The Genius and Character of Burns

John Wilson - 1845 - 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 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

John Wilson - 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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The Complete Works Of Robert Burns

1845
...the light ; And, vow ! Tam saw an unco sight ! Warlocks and witches in a dance ; Nae cotillon hrent new frae France, But hornpipes, jigs, strathspeys, and reels, Put life and mettle in their heels. A winnock-hunker in the east, There sat auld Nick in shape o' heast ; A towzic tyke, hlack, grim, and...
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Recollections of a Tour: A Summer Ramble in Belgium, Germany, and Switzerland

James William Massie - 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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The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Burns: With Explanatory and Glossarial ...

Robert Burns, James Currie - 1847 - 635 pages
...on the light ; And, vow ! Tarn saw an uncoļ sight; Warlocks1 and witches in a dance ; Nae cotillion brent new" frae France, 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,...
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Robert Burns: As a Poet, and as a Man

Samuel Tyler - 1848 - 209 pages
...But hornpipes, jigs, strathspeys, an' reels, Put life an' mettle i' their heels : A winnock-bunker i' the east, There sat auld Nick in shape o' beast ;...black, grim and large, To gie them music was his charge ; He screw'd the pipes and gait them skirl Till roof and rafters a' did dirl. — Coffins stood round,...
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