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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 Poems of Robert Burns

Robert Burns - 1898 - 358 pages
...o' beast ; A tousie 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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Bygone Church Life in Scotland

William Andrews - 1899 - 312 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 show'd the dead in their last dresses ; And by some...
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Philosophical Society of Aberdeen - 1900 - 284 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." To lower this august being to the level of a beast, to accredit him, at the same time, with the humble...
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Transactions of the Aberdeen Philosophical Society

Philosophical Society of Aberdeen - 1900 - 288 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." To lower this august being to the level of a beast, to accredit him, at the same time, with the humble...
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The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Burns: With Biographical Introduction ...

Robert Burns, Nathan Haskell Dole - 1900 - 490 pages
...o' beast ; A tousie 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, cry. That shaw'd the dead in their last dresses ; And, by some...
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The Fireside Encyclopedia of Poetry: Comprising the Best Poems of the Most ...

1901 - 1080 pages
...o' beast ; A towx.ie tyke, black, grim, and large, To gie them music was his charge ; He serew'd the 2 — Collins stood round, like open presses; And by some devilish cantrip slight Karh in its cauld hand...
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International Library of Masterpieces, Literature, Art and Rare ..., Volume 6

Harry Thurston Peck - 1901 - 468 pages
...beast; — A towzie tyke, black, grim, and large; To gi've them music was his charge: He screwed the pipes and gart them skirl, Till roof and rafters a' did dirl! Coffins stood round, like open presses, That shawed the dead in their last dresses; And by some devilish...
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A History of English Literature

E. J. Mathew - 1901 - 556 pages
...o' beast ; A towzie tyke, black, grim, and large, To gie them music was his charge ; He screwed the pipes and gart them skirl, Till roof and rafters a' did dirl. As Tammie glowred, amazed and curious. The mirth and fun grew fast and furious : The piper loud and...
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The poetical works of Robert Burns, ed. by A. Smith. Vignette ed

Robert Burns - 1901 - 444 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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A Treasury of Humorous Poetry: Being a Compilation of Witty, Facetious, and ...

Frederic Lawrence Knowles - 1902 - 506 pages
...o' beast; A tousie 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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