The Poetry of Robert Burns Volume 1

The Poetry of Robert Burns Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...The rattling showers rose 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 gray mare Meg, A better never lifted leg, Tam skelpit on thro' dub and mire, puddlie'1' Despising wind, and rain, and fire; Whiles holding fast his guid blue bonnet, Now Whiles crooning o'er some auld Scots sonnet, song staring Whiles glow'ring round wi' prudent cares, bogies Lest bogles catch him unawares: Kirk-Alloway was drawing nigh, owls Whare ghaists and houlets nightly cry. across By this time he was cross the ford, smothered Whare in the snaw the chapman smoor'd; bighes; And past the birks and meikle stane, Whare drunken Charlie brak 's neck-bane; swnes Pie0 And thro' the whins, and by the cairn, Whare hunters fand the murder'd bairn; above And near the thorn, aboon the well, Whare Mungo's mither hang'd hersel. Before him Boon pours all his floods; The doubling storm roars thro' the woods; The lightnings flash from pole to pole; Near and more near the thunders roll: When, glimmering thro' the groaning trees, Kirk-Alloway seem'd in a bleeze, every chink Thro' ilka bore the beams were glancing, And loud resounded mirth and dancing. Inspiring bold John Barleycorn, What dangers thou canst make us scorn! a1c Wi' tippenny, we fear nae evil; whisky Wi' usquabae, we '11 face the Devil! t The swats sae ream'd in Tammie's noddle, not; fanning Fair play, he car'd na deils a boddle. But Maggie stood, right sair astonish'd, Till, by the heel and hand admonish'd, She ventur'd forward on the light; And, vow! Tam saw an unco sight! Warlocks and witches in a dance: Nae cotillion, brent new frae France, But hornpipes, jigs, strathspeys, and...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236520076
  • 9781236520074