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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 "
The Works of Robert Burns; with an Account of His Life, and a Criticism on ... - Seite 66
von Robert Burns - 1831 - 438 Seiten
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Tales of Wonder;, Band 2

Matthew Gregory Lewis - 1801
...linen, a sort of cupboards. 15 Shaw'd, shewed. '6 Cantrip, a charm, pr spell. '7 Cauld, cold. K 2 1O By which heroic Tarn was able To note upon the haly * table, A murderer's banes* in gibbet aims;3 Twa span-lang,4 wee,* unchristen'd bairns ; A thief, new-cutted frae a rape,6 Wi' his last gasp...
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Views in North Britain: Illustrative of the Works of Robert Burns ...

James Sargant Storer - 1805 - 61 Seiten
...round, like open presses; That shaw'd the dead in their last dresse*; And by some devilish cantrip slight. Each in its cauld hand held a light; By which...haly table, A murderer's banes in gibbet aims ; Twa span-lang, wee, unchristen'd bairns; A thief, new-cutted frae a rape, Wi' his last gasp, his" gab did...
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Views in North Britain: Illustrative of the Works of Robert Burns

James Storer, John Greig - 1805 - 61 Seiten
...inventory of attendant circumstances, that exhibits a mind fertile with images of the most terrific nature. Coffins stood round, like open presses; That shaw'd...the dead in their last dresses; And by some devilish cantrip slight, Each in its cauld hand held a light, By which heroic Tarn was able To note upon the...
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The Works of Robert Burns: General correspondence, including pieces of ...

Robert Burns - 1806
...exceeded. I know not that I have ever met with a picture of more horrible fancy than the following: " Coffins stood round like open presses, That shaw'd...dead in their last dresses ; And by some devilish cantrip slight, Each in his cauld hand held a light." But when I came to the succeeding lines, my blood...
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The works of Robert Burns; with an account of his life, and a ..., Band 2

Robert Burns - 1806
...exceeded. I know not that I have ever met with a picture of more horrible fancy than the following : " Coffins stood round like open presses, That shaw'd...the dead in their last dresses; And by some devilish cantrip slight, Each in his cauld hand held a light." But when I came to the succeeding lines, my blood...
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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns: Collated with the Best Editions, Bände 1-2

Robert Burns, Thomas Park - 1808
...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. —...dead in their last dresses ; And by some devilish cantrip slight, Each in its cauld hand held a light. — By \vJiioh heroic Tam was able To note upon...
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The London review, conducted by R. Cumberland, Band 1

Richard Cumberland - 1809
...******* Or like the rainbow's lovely form Evanishing amid the storm." — (Vol. III. p. 327, 328.) '' Coffins stood round, like open presses, " That shaw'd...dead in their last dresses; " And by some devilish cantrip slight, " Each in its cauld hand held a. light." (Ibid. p. 330.) There is much humour in a...
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Poems, Band 2

Robert Burns - 1811
...and large, To gie them music was his charge : He screw'd the pipes, and gart them skirl,Till roof an' rafters a' did dirl, — Coffins stood round, like...dead in their last dresses ; And by some devilish cantrip slight, Each in its cauld hand held a light.— By which, heroic Tam was able To note upon...
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A Critique on the Poems of Robert Burns

George Gleig - 1812 - 70 Seiten
...large ; To gi'e them music was his chnrge : He screw'd the pipes, an' gart them skirl, Till roof an' rafters a' did dirl. Coffins stood round, like open...presses, That shaw'd the dead in their last dresses ; An' by some devilish cantrip slight, Each in its cauld hand held a light ; By which heroic Tam was...
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The Works of Robert Burns: With an Account of His Life , and a ..., Band 3

Robert Burns - 1813
...round, like open presses, That shaw'd the dead in their last dresses ; And by some devilish cantrip slight, Each in its cauld hand held a light, — By...haly table, A murderer's banes in gibbet aims ; Twa span-lang, wee unchristen'd bairns ; A thief new-cutted frae a rape, Wi' his last gasp his gab did...
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