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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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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 " Nne cotillon brent new frae France, But hornpipes, jigs,...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 OP LEITH IMPROVEMENT...
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William Shakspere: A Biography

Charles Knight - 1860 - 553 pages
...lingered in Scotland until the period when Burns preserved it for all time in ' Tam o' Shanter :'— " Warlocks and witches in a dance : Nae cotillon brent...winnock-bunker in the east, There sat auld Nick in shape o' bnant; A towzio Here is what the editor of the ' Witchcraft Trials ' so justly calls a display of "...
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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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Fern Vale; or, The Queensland squatter, Volume 2; Volume 124

Colin Munro - 1862
...here, that you will use all your endeavours to prevent them." CHAPTER XIII. " Tam saw an unco sight ! Nae cotillon brent new frae France, But hornpipes,...strathspeys, and reels, Put life and mettle in their heels." BUKNS. On the following Monday, towards the evening, Tom Rainsfield and William mounted their horses...
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The poems of Robert Burns. (Bell and Daldy's pocket vols.).

Robert Burns - 1863
...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...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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THE POETICAL WORKS OF TOBERT BURNS

1863
...Tarn saw an unco sight ! Warlocks and witches in a dance ; Nae cotillon brent new frae France, bran But hornpipes, jigs, strathspeys, and reels, Put life...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...
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The Poetical Works, Volume 2

Robert Burns - 1863 - 1 pages
...Tam saw an unco sight ! Warlocks and witches in a dance ; Nae cotillon brent new frae France, bran But hornpipes, jigs, strathspeys, and reels, Put life...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...
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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns: Edited from the Best Printed ..., Volume 1

Robert Burns, Alexander Smith - 1865
...the heel and hand admonish'd, She ventur'd forward on the light ; And, vow ! Tam saw an unco sight ! Warlocks and witches in a dance ; Nae cotillon brent...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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William Shakspere: A Biography

Charles Knight - 1865 - 553 pages
...lingered in Scotland until the period when Burns preserved it for all time in ' Tarn o' Shantcr :' — " Warlocks and witches in a dance : Nae cotillon brent...and mettle in their heels. A winnock-bunker in the ease, There sat auld Nick in shape o' beast; A towzin Here is what the editor of the ' Witchcraft Trials...
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The Works of Professor Wilson of the University of Edinburgh: Essays ...

John Wilson - 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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