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" And sic a night he taks the road in As ne'er poor sinner was abroad in. The wind blew as 'twad blawn its last; The rattling... "
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Page 210
1819
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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns: Collated with the Best Editions, Volumes 1-2

Robert Burns, Thomas Park - Bookbinding - 1808
...the blast ; The speedy gleams the darkness swallow'd , 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 grey mare, Meg, A better never lifted leg, Tam skelpit on through dub and mire,...
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The cabinet of the Scottish muses, selected from the works of the most ...

Scottish Muses - Scottish poetry - 1808 - 230 pages
...the blast ; The speedy gleams the darkness swallow'd ; Loud, deep, and lang, the thunder beliow'd : That night a child might understand, The Deil had business on his hand. AVeel mounted on his grey mare^ Meg, A better never lifted leg, Tam skelpit on thro' dub an' mire,...
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Poems, Volume 2

Robert Burns - 1811
...the blast ; The speedy gleams the darkness swallow'd; Loud, deep, and lung, the thunder bellow'd : That night, "a child might understand, The deil had business on his hand. Weel mounted on his grey mare, Meg, A better never lifted leg, Tam skelpit on thro' dub and mire, Despising...
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Whitehead, 1785, to Anstey, 1805

Thomas Campbell - Authors, English - 1819
...the blast : The speedy gleams the darkness swallow'd ; 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 grey mare, Meg, A better never lifted leg, Tam skelpit on thro' dub and mire, Despising...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 5

England - 1819
...great hero of antiquity, INVIDIAM GLORIA SUPERÁVIT. THE SHEPHERD 8 CALENDAS. (Continued from p. 1&.} " That night a child might understand, The Deil had business on his band." ON reaching home, I found our wom«n-felk sitting in woful plight. It is well known how wonderfully...
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Spirit of the English Magazines, Volume 6

1820
...Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine. " That night a child might understand The Deil had Dullness on hi* hand." ON reaching home, I found our women folk sitting...at raising up imaginary evils, or magnifying those that exist ; and our's had made out a theory so fraught with misery and distress, that the poor things...
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Winter Evening Tales: Collected Among the Cottagers in the South of Scotland

James Hogg - 1821 - 340 pages
...heavens. Such a day and such a night may the eye of a shepherd never again behold! i I r CHAP. ii. " That night, a child might understand, The De'il had...at raising up imaginary evils, or magnifying those that exist ; and our's had made out a theory so fraught with misery and distress, that the poor things...
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The British poets, including translations, Volume 75

British poets - 1822
...on the blast; The speedy gleams the darkness swallow'd ; 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 grey mare, Meg, A better never lifted leg, Tam skelpit on thro' dub and mire, Despising...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Lives of the Authors, Volume 38

Ezekiel Sanford, Robert Walsh - English poetry - 1822
...on the blast ; The speedy gleams the darkness swallow'd ; Loud, deep, and lang, the thunder bellowM: That night, a child might understand, The deil had business on his hand. Weel mounted on his grey mare Meg, A better never lifted leg, Tam skelpit on thro' dub and mire, Despising...
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The three perils of man; or, War, women, and witchcraft

James Hogg - 1822
...on the blast ; The speedy gleam the darkness swallowed, Loud, deep, and lung the thunder hellowed ; That night a child might understand The deil had business on his hand '. Tom o' Shunter. LONG was it before any of the astonished spectators opened their lips. The shock...
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