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" That night, a child might understand, The Deil had business on his hand. Weel mounted on his gray mare Meg, A better never lifted leg, Tam skelpit on thro' dub and mire, Despising wind, and rain, and fire ; Whiles holding fast his guid blue bonnet, Whiles... "
Poems, chiefly in the Scottish dialect - Page 195
by Robert Burns - 1794
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Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect: By Robert Burns. In Two Volumes. ...

Robert Burns - 1793
...night, a child might underftand, 1 he Deal had bnfinefs on his hand. Wed mounted on his grey marc, Mcgt A better never lifted leg, Tam fkelpit on thro' dub...and fire ; Whiles holding faft his gude blue bonnet r Whiles crooning o'er fome auld Scots fonnet j; V biles glowring round wi' prudent cares, Left bogles...
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Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect: By Robert Burns. In Two Volumes. A ...

Robert Burns - 1798
...night, a child might underftand, The Deil had bufinefs on his hand. N 4 Weel Wee] mounted on his grey mare, Meg, A better never lifted leg, Tam fkelpit...wi' prudent cares, Left bogles catch him unawares : Kirk-Attoway was drawing nigh, Whare ghaifts and houlets nightly cry.-~ By this time he was crofs...
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Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect, Volume 2

Robert Burns - 1800
...night, a child might underftand, The_Deil had bufinefs on his hand. N 4 Weel Weel mounted on his grey mare, Meg* A better never lifted leg, Tam fkelpit...Defpifing wind, and rain, and fire ; Whiles holding fail his gude blue bonnet ; Whiles crooning o'er fome auld Scots fonnet ; Whiles glow'ring round wi'...
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The Works of Robert Burns: With an Account of His Life, and a ..., Volume 3

Robert Burns - Scotland - 1815
...deep, and lang, the thunder bellow'd : That night, a ehild might understand, The deil had business on his hand. Weel mounted on his gray mare, Meg, A better never lifted leg, Tam skelpit on thro' dub and mire, Despising wind, and rain, and fsre ; Whiles holding fast his gude blue...
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Jones's Cabinet Edition of British Poets, Volume 2

1831
...deep, and lang, the thunder beliow'd : That ni glu, a child might understand. The detl had business on his hand. Weel mounted on his gray mare, Meg, A better never lifted leg, Tarn skelpit on through dub and mire, Despising wind, and rain, and fire ; Whiles holding fast his...
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Select Works of the British Poets, in a Chronological Series from Falconer ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1838 - 732 pages
...deep, and lang the thunder bellow 'd : That night, a child might understand, The dcil had business een, alane. There, in thy scanty mantle clad, Thy snawy bosom sun-ward spr Tarn skelpit on through dub and mire, Despising wind, and rain, and fire ; Whiles holding fast his...
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Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Falconer ...

John Aikin, John Frost - English poetry - 1838 - 732 pages
...the thunder bellow'di That night, a child might understand, The deil had business on his hand. Wecl z 1 1 G X " % cPAƅP 9 jފ6v. lw1 C'K = A )K \ b6 skelpit on tbrough dub and mire, Despising wind, and rain, and fire ; Whiles holding fast his guid...
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Lectures on the English Comic Writers

William Hazlitt - English literature - 1845 - 222 pages
...Loud, deep, and lang, the thunder bellow'd : That night a child might understand The Deil had business on his hand. Weel mounted on his gray mare, Meg, A better never lifted leg, Tam skelpit on thro' dub and mire, Despising wind, and rain, and fire ; Whiles haulding fast his gude blue...
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Robert Burns: As a Poet, and as a Man

Samuel Tyler - 1848 - 209 pages
...( And the last two lines is the highest effort of art to give a moral hue to material description.) "Weel mounted on his gray mare, Meg, A better never lifted leg, Tam skelpit on thro' dub an' mire, Despising wind, an' rain, an' fire : Whiles holding fast his guid blue...
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Lectures on the English Poets

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1849 - 255 pages
...Loud, deep, and lang, the thunder bellow'd : That night a child might understand The Deil had business on his hand. Weel mounted on his gray mare, Meg, A better never lifted leg, Tam skelpit on thro' dub and mire, Despising wind, and rain, and fire ; Whiles haulding fast his gude blue...
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