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" Wi' mony an eldritch skreech and hollow. Ah, Tam! Ah, Tam! thou'll get thy fairin! In hell they'll roast thee like a herrin! In vain thy Kate awaits thy comin! Kate soon will be a woefu "
The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Burns: With Explanatory and Glossarial ... - Page 23
by Robert Burns, James Currie - 1847 - 635 pages
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A Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets

William Cullen Bryant - 1871 - 968 pages
...woefu' woman ! Now, do thy speedy utmost, Meg, And win the key-stane of the brig ; There at them thon hyself thou gav'st, thy own worth then not knowing,...making. Thus have I had thee, as a dream doth flat : But little wist she Maggie's mettle, — Ae spring brought aft" her master hale, But left behind...
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The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Burns,: Arranged in the ..., Volume 1

Robert Burns - 1871 - 516 pages
...whatever danger may be in his going forward, there ie much more hazard in turning back.— (BB 1 7'.i:i. i There at them thou thy tail may toss, A running stream...make, The fient a tail she had to shake ! For Nannie, hard before the rest, Hard upon noble Maggie prest, And flew at Tam wi' furious ettle ; But little...
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A Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets

1872 - 900 pages
...comin1 — Kate soon will be a woefu' woman ! Now, do thy speedy utmost, Meg, And win the key-stane ave too cold and damp For a soul so warm and true...And she 's gone to the Lake of the Dismal Swamp, : But little wist she Maggie's mettle, — Ae spring brought aff her master hale, But left behind lier...
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The poetical works of Robert Burns, ed. by C.C. Clarke

Robert Burns - 1872 - 778 pages
...comin' ! Kate soon will be a woefu' woman ! Now, do thy speedy utmost, Meg, And win the keystane l o' the brig ; There at them thou thy tail may toss, A...she could make, The fient a tail she had to shake ! aio For Nannie, far before the rest, Hard upon noble Maggie press'd, And flew at Tam wi' furious...
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The Book of Scottish Readings in Prose and Verse from the Works of Popular ...

James Allan Mair - 1872 - 422 pages
...comin' ! Kate soon will be a waefu' woman ! Now, do thy speedy utmost, Meg, And win the key-stane o' the brig ; There at them thou thy tail may toss, A running stream they darena cross : But ere the key-stane she could make, The fient a tail she had to shake ! For Nannie,...
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Encyclopaedia of English and American Poetry: From Caedmon and ..., Volume 2

Samuel Orchart Beeton - 1873 - 782 pages
...comin' — Kate soon will be a woefu' woman ! Now, do thy speedy utmost, Meg, And win the key-stano chart Beeto koy-stane she could make, The fient a tail she had to shake ; For Nannie, far before the rest, Hard...
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A Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets

William Cullen Bryant - 1873 - 906 pages
...e-oinin' — Kate soon will be a wocfu' woman ! Now, do thy speedy utmost, Meg, And win the key-stane cf s, Where strained sardonic smiles are glosing still, And grief is forced to lau ua cross. But ere the key-stane she could make, The lient a tail she had to shake ; For Nannie, far...
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Songs and Poems of Robert Burns

Ralph Knight - 1959 - 246 pages
...thy cominl Kate soon will be a woefu' woman! Now, do thy speedy utmost, Meg, And win the key-stane of the brig; There, at them thou thy tail may toss,...the rest, Hard upon noble Maggie prest, And flew at Tam wi' furious ettle; But little wist she Maggie's mettle! Ae spring brought off her master hale,...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - 1995 - 936 pages
...thy com in! Kate soon will be a woefu' woman! Now, do thy speedy utmost, Meg, And win the keystane of the brig: There at them thou thy tail may toss,...na cross. But ere the keystane she could make, The Rent a tail she had to shake! 210 For Nannie, far before the rest. Hard upon noble Maggie prcst, And...
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Acts of Union: Scotland and the Literary Negotiation of the British Nation ...

Leith Davis - 1998 - 240 pages
...traversed. The loss of the mare's tail signals the alteration that constitutes such a crossing over: "But ere the key-stane she could make, / The fient a tail she had to shake" (l. 209-10). But identity fmds another, more fluid, location in the recitation of the tale itself....
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