Wee, sleekit, cow’rin, tim’rous beastie

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To A Mouse, On Turning Her Up In Her Nest With The Plough

by Robert Burns

Wee, sleekit, cow’rin, tim’rous beastie,
O, what a panic’s in thy breastie!
Thou need na start awa sae hasty,
Wi’ bickering brattle!
I wad be laith to rin an’ chase thee,
Wi’ murd’ring pattle!

(Read the rest in your best Scottish here at Robert Burns. org.)

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