Burns was a farmer and farmers are generally far too busy to be concerned with the health of mice.
The poem in modern English Wee, sleekit, cowrin, tim'rous beastie, O, what a pannic'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! I'm truly sorry man's dominion, Has broken nature's social union, An' justifies that ill opinion, Which makes thee startle At me, thy poor, earth-born companion, An' fellow-mortal!
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I doubt na, whiles, but thou may thieve; What then? A daimen icker in a thrave 'S a sma' request; I'll get a blessin wi' the lave, An' never miss't!
Thy wee bit housie, too, in ruin! It's silly wa's the win's are strewin!
An' naething, now, to big a new ane, O' foggage green! An' bleak December's winds ensuin, Baith snell an' keen! Thou saw the fields laid bare an' waste, An' weary winter comin fast, An' cozie here, beneath the blast, Thou thought to dwell- Till crash! Thy wee bit heap o' leaves an' stibble, Has cost thee mony a weary nibble!
Now thou's turn'd out, for a' thy trouble, But house or hald, To thole the winter's sleety dribble, An' cranreuch cauld! But, Mousie, thou art no thy-lane, In proving foresight may be vain; The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men Gang aft agley, An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain, For promis'd joy!
Still thou art blest, compar'd wi' me The present only toucheth thee: I backward cast my e'e. An' forward, tho' I canna see, I guess an' fear! You need not start away so hasty With bickering prattle!
I would be loath to run and chase you, With murdering paddle!
I'm truly sorry man's dominion Has broken Nature's social union, And justifies that ill opinion Which makes you startle At me, your poor, earth-born companion And fellow mortal!
I doubt not, sometimes, that you may steal; What then? Poor beast, you must live! An odd ear in twenty-four sheaves Is a small request; I will get a blessing with what is left, And never miss it.
Your small house, too, in ruin! Its feeble walls the winds are scattering! And nothing now, to build a new one, Of coarse green foliage! And bleak December's winds coming, Both bitter and piercing! You saw the fields laid bare and empty, And weary winter coming fast, And cozy here, beneath the blast, You thought to dwell, Till crash!
The cruel plough passed Out through your cell. That small heap of leaves and stubble, Has cost you many a weary nibble! Now you are turned out, for all your trouble, Without house or holding, To endure the winter's sleety dribble, And hoar-frost cold.
But Mouse, you are not alone, In proving foresight may be vain: The best laid schemes of mice and men Go often askew, And leave us nothing but grief and pain, For promised joy! Still you are blessed, compared with me! The present only touches you: I backward cast my eye, On prospects dreary!The sound of the best-laid plans of mice and men, and several Angels, landing in a heap, in a deflating flop of a postseason opener.
OPENING NIGHT IS A FLOP FOR ANGELS SEDGEFIELD racecourse manager Jim Allen has pledged to come up with a new `scam' for next year's Mascot Grand National after revealing how the best-laid plans of mice and men came unstuck in Sunday's race for want of a . The best laid plans of mice and men often go astray." The first stanza of the poem is read by Ian Anderson in the beginning of the remaster of "One Brown Mouse" by Jethro Tull.
Anderson adds the line "But a mouse is a mouse, for all that" at the end of the stanza, which is a reference to another of Burns's songs, " Is There for Honest Poverty .
The poem is of course the source for the title of John Steinbeck's novel - Of Mice and Men.
See also: the List of Proverbs. Of Mice and Men is a novella "The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft agley". (The best laid schemes of mice and men / Often go awry.) While it is a book taught in many schools, Candy finds them and they discuss their plans for the farm with Crooks, who cannot resist asking them if he can hoe a garden patch on the farm albeit.
the best-laid plans of mice and men Said when something ends poorly or differently than expected, despite preparations for success. It is an abbreviated version of the full proverb "the best-laid plans of mice and men oft go astray." I always thought our marriage was stable and that we'd be together forever.
I guess it's true what they say, though, the. The most carefully prepared plans may go wrong. What's the origin of the phrase 'The best laid schemes of mice and men'? From Robert Burns' poem To a Mouse,