poet's path - to a mouse
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At the end of the pathway we must pay homage to the 2 metre high bronze "Wee, sleekit, cowrin, tim'rous beastie" of Burns' poem 'To A Mouse' written upon turning her up in her nest with the plough in November, 1785. It is in this poem we find the often quoted line,
"The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men
Gang aft agley."