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" 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 wind, and rain, and fire; Whiles holding fast his guid blue bonnet, Whiles... "
Poems: Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect - Page 201
by Robert Burns - 1797
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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
...thunder bellow'd : That 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...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
...fwallow'd ; Loud, deep, and lang, the thunder bellow'd : That night, a child might underftand, The_Deil had bufinefs on his hand. N 4 Weel Weel mounted on...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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Tales of Wonder

Matthew Gregory Lewis - Ballads, English - 1801 - 482 pages
...thunder bellow'd : That night, a child might underftand, The deil 4 had bufmefs on his hand. Weel 5 mounted on his grey mare, Meg, A better never lifted leg, Tam fkelpit 6 on through dub and mire^7 Defpifing wind, and rain, and fire ; Whiles 8 holding faft his gude 9 blue...
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Tales of Wonder;, Volume 2

Matthew Gregory Lewis - Ballads, English - 1801
...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, Tarn skelpit6 on through dub and mire,* Despising wind, and rain, and fire; Whiles * holding fast his...
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La Belle Assemblée, Volume 2

1807
...nuance. ORIGINAL LETTER FROM ROBERT BURNS. BEING THE FOUNDATION OF ONE OF HIS MOST £XCLLL£NT POEM'. Weel mounted on his grey mare, Meg, A better never lifted leg. Tarn skelpit on thro'dub and mire, Despising wind, and rain, and fire : Whiles holding fast his gude...
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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns: Collated with the Best Editions, Volumes 1-2

Robert Burns, Thomas Park - Bookbinding - 1808
...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, Despising wind, and rain, and fire ; Whiles holding fast his gnde...
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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 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, Despisin wind, an' rain, an' fire ; Whiles haddin fast his guid blue...
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Poems, Volume 2

Robert Burns - 1811
...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 wind, and rain, and fire ; Whiles holding fast his gude blue...
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Lectures on the English Poets: Delivered at the Surrey Institution

William Hazlitt - English literature - 1818 - 331 pages
...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 wind, and rain, and fire; Whiles haulding fast his gude blue...
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