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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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THE Poetical and Prose Works OF ROBERT BURNS: THE LIFE, NOTES AND ...

A. CUNNINGHAM - 1855
...the heel and hand admouish'd, She ventur'd forward on the light ; And, wow ! Tam saw an unco sight ! Warlocks and witches in a dance ; Nae cotillon brent...and reels, Put life and mettle in their heels : A winnock-bunkcr in the east, There sat auld Nick, in shape o' beast; A towzie tyke, black, grim and...
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The life and works of Robert Burns, ed. by R. Chambers. Libr. ed, Volume 2

Robert Burns - 1856
...the heel and hand admonished, She ventured forward on the light; And, wow! Tarn saw an unco sight! Warlocks and witches in a dance; Nae cotillon brent...and reels, Put life and mettle in their heels : A winnock-bunkcr in the east, There sat auld Nick, in shape o' beast; grave the son had piously raised...
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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns: Including Several Pieces Not Inserted in ...

Robert Burns - 1856 - 524 pages
...the heel and hand admoniah'd, She ventur'd forward on the light, And, vow ! Tarn saw an unco sight ! Warlocks and witches in a dance, — Nae cotillon...frae France, But hornpipes, jigs, strathspeys, and reete, Put life and mettle in their heels. A winnock-bunker in the east, There sat auld Nick, in shape...
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Essays critical and imaginative

John Wilson - 1857
...question — the question is what business 2 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 Nanny 1 " For Satan glowr'd, and fidged...
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Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott: Two Lives

James White - 1858 - 278 pages
...forward on the light ! And wow ! Tam saw an unco sight ! Warlocks and witches in a dance ; Nae cotillion brent new frae France, But hornpipes, jigs, strathspeys,...grim, and large, To gie them music was his charge : He screw'd the pipes and gart them skirl, Till roof and rafters a' did dirl. — Coffins stood round,...
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A Manchester Book: The Song of the Cat, a Legend of the Chancery Court, Not ...

Henry Green - 1858 - 133 pages
...weeks thegither." " And, vow ! Tam saw an unco sight! Warlocks and witches in a dance ; Nae cotillion brent new frae France, But hornpipes, jigs, strathspeys, and reels Put life and mettle in their heels." " Coffins stood round like open presses, That sbow'd the dead in their last dresses." Burnt. Note 2,...
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THE POETICAL WORKS ROBERT BURNS

1859
...the heel and hand admonish'd, She ventur'd forward on the light, And, vow ! Tarn saw an unco sight ! Warlocks and witches in a dance, — Nae cotillon...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...
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Robert Burns: A Memoir

James White - 1859 - 100 pages
...forward on the light! And wow! Tam saw an unco sight! Warlocks and witches in a dance; Nae cotillion brent new frae France, But hornpipes, jigs, strathspeys,...grim, and large, To gie them music was his charge: He screw'd the pipes and gart them skirl, Till roof and rafters a' did dirl.— Coffins stood round,...
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Robert Burns: A Memoir

James White - 1859 - 100 pages
...witches in a dance ; Nae cotillion brent new frae France, But hornpipes, jigs, strathspeys, and reel* Put life and mettle in their heels : A winnock-bunker...grim, and large, To gie them music was his charge : He screw'd the pipes and gart them skirl, Till roof and rafters a' did dirl. — Coffins stood round,...
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Chronicle of the Hundredth Birthday of Robert Burns

James Ballantine - 1859 - 605 pages
...Auld Langsyne." The room was then cleared for dancing, beginning with a grand march, after which " Nae cotillon brent new frae France, But hornpipes,...strathspeys and reels Put life and mettle in their heels." The dancing was kept up till six AM, when the merry company dispersed. DEAN AND WATER OF LEITH IMPROVEMENT...
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