Ay man, I can tell thee sic news of Dan as thou never heard'st; he has sitten at his supper hand and neive wi' the deil.
He's as polite and friendly as the deil, but he'll have naething to do with me or with onybody.
I cudna say till I saw whether the deil himsel' cud gar her lie still.
No, because "man's twal" is twelve, while the "deil's dizzen" is thirteen.
The deil's gane ower Jock Wabster is a saying which I have been accustomed to in my part of the country from early years.
That will be when the deil's blind, and he's no bleer-ee'd yet.
To the evidence of Burns's warm-heartedness supplied by these kindly verses may appropriately be added the Address to the deil.
The deil gaes awa when he finds the door steekit against him.
"Muckle din about ane," as the deil said when he stole the collier.
What's gotten ower the deil's back is spent below his belly.