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" Wi' mair o' horrible and awfu', Which ev"n to name wad be unlawfu'. As Tammie glowr'd, amaz'd, and curious, The mirth and fun grew fast and furious : The piper loud and louder blew ; The dancers quick and quicker flew ; They reel'd, they set, they cross'd,... "
Robert Burns: A Memoir - Page 56
by James White - 1859 - 100 pages
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The Sigma Chi Quarterly: The Official Organ of the Sigma Chi ..., Volume 25

Greek letter societies - 1905
...whether it was not almost time for YMCA meeting Sunday morning. From this time till about eight o'clock The mirth and fun grew fast and furious, The Piper...and louder blew, The dancers quick and quicker flew ; till at last even the alumni were glad to call a halt on the preliminary "warming-up," and begin...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 891 pages
...140 Wi' mair o' horrible and awfu', Which even to name wad be unlawfu'. As Tammie glowered, amazed and curious, The mirth and fun grew fast and furious:...louder blew, The dancers quick and quicker flew; They reeled, they set, they crossed, they cleekit, Till ilka carlin swat and reekit, And coost her duddies...
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The Cassique of Kiawah: A Colonial Romance

William Gilmore Simms - American literature - 1859 - 600 pages
...a more inspiriting and less pathetic action was in progress CHAPTER V. 9IMPLT, LEGS AT OUTLAWRY. " The piper loud and louder blew ; The dancers quick and quicker flew ; They reeled, they set, they crossed, they cleekit, Till ilka carlin swat and reekit," &c. — Tarn O'Shanter....
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Scotland in Europe

Tom Hubbard, Ronald D. S. Jack - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 304 pages
..."Tarn o' Shanter" and culminates in sometimes near frenzy, as when Tarn gapes at the dancing witches: As Tammie glowr'd, amaz'd, and curious, The mirth...and reekit, And coost her duddies to the wark, And linket at it in her sark! (11. 143-50) This effect is reinforced by the alliterating pairs or triplets...
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Scottish and Irish Romanticism

Murray Pittock - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 304 pages
...describing the scene, has drifted back from Scots to a very light Scots register verging on English ('As Tammie glowr'd, amaz'd, and curious, | The mirth and fun grew fast and furious' (11. 143-4)), but as soon as he focuses on the dancing girls he returns to Scots (linket at it in her...
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