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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... "
Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Review - Page 68
1891
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The Lives of the Scotish Poets: With Preliminary Dissertations on ..., Volume 2

David Irving - 1804 - 524 pages
...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' 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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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns: Collated with the Best Editions, Volumes 1-2

Robert Burns, Thomas Park - 1808 - 330 pages
...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' did dirl. — Coffins stood round, like open presses ; That shaw'd the dead in their last dresses ; And by some...
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Lectures on the English Poets: Delivered at the Surrey Institution

William Hazlitt - 1818 - 338 pages
...shape o' beast; A touzie 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' did dirl.— Coffins stood round like open presses, That shaw'd the dead in their last dresses; And, by some devilish...
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Specimens of the British Poets: Whitehead, 1785, to Anstey, 1805

Thomas Campbell - 1819 - 466 pages
...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' did dirl.— Coffins stood round, like open presses, That shaw'd the dead in their last dresses ; And by some devilish...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - 1822 - 274 pages
...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' did dirl. — Coffins stood round like open presses, That shaw'd the dead in their last dresses ; And by some...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Lives of the Authors, Volume 38

Ezekiel Sanford, Robert Walsh - 1822 - 418 pages
...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' did dirl.— Coffins stood round like open presses, That shaw'd the dead in their last dresses, And by some devilish...
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New Elegant Extracts: A Unique Selection ... from the Most Eminent Prose and ...

Richard Alfred Davenport - 1824 - 406 pages
...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' did dirl. — Coffins stood round like open presses, That shaw'd the dead in their last dresses ; And by some...
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Poems, chiefly in the Scottish dialect

Robert Burns - 1824 - 292 pages
...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' did dirl. — Coffins stood round like open presses, That shaw'd the dead in their last dresses ; And by some...
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The Laughing Philosopher: Being the Entire Works of Momus, Jester of Olympus ...

John Bull - 1825 - 782 pages
...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' did dirl,— Coffins stood round like open presses, That shaw'd the dead m their last dresses ; And by some devilish...
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The British anthology; or, Poetical library, Volumes 7-8

British anthology - 1825 - 464 pages
...beast ; A towzie tyke, black , grim , and large, To gie them music was his charge : He screvv'd the pipes, and gart them skirl, Till roof and rafters a' did dirl. Coffins stood round, like open presses, That shavv'd the dead in their last dresses ; And by some devilish...
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