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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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Songs & Poems of Robert Burns

Ralph Knight - 1959 - 240 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,...the east, There sat Auld Nick, in shape o' beast; A tousie tyke, black, grim, and large, To gie them music was his charge: He screw'd the pipes and gart...
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None So Pretty: The Sexing of Rebecca Pine

Reg McKay - 2001 - 191 pages
...watching the rising waters through the thrashing branches of a rowan tree and HeW WOfUS came to mind: Warlocks and witches in a dance : Nae cotillon, brent...in the east, There sat auld Nick, in shape o' beast . . . 'You an' your jigging, Bob Pine. You think we don't know what you're at, eh? What you're really...
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Music, Witchcraft and the Paranormal

Melvyn J. Willin - 2005 - 315 pages
...suggesting that one accepts his poem as a work of fact: "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, At winnock-bunker in the east, There sat auld Nick, in shape o' beast; A towzie tyke, black, grim,...
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Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen - 2006 - 540 pages
...Shanter (1790) the hero witnesses an orgiastic scene involving witches and warlocks: 'Nae cotillion brent- new frae France, /But hornpipes, jigs, strathspeys, and reels / Put life and mettle in their heels.' Darcy uses the term loosely to mean a lively dance tune with pseudo-Scottish inflections. 10 shrubbery:...
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