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Quotation by Robert Burns
Wee, sleeket, cowran, 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!
Robert Burns (1759–1796), Scottish poet. To a Mouse on Turning Her Up in Her Nest with the Plough (l. 1–6). . .
Burns; Complete Poems and Songs. James Kinsley, ed. (1969) Oxford University Press.
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