But Mousie, thou are 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!

-- Rabbie Burns, in To a Mouse, November 1785
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Rabbie Burns

{*} Rabbie Burns: Comments by Tom McRae {*}
a native Edinburgh lad, who fled to warmer climes;
now echoing to us from sunny Queensland, Australia
{*} Selections from the Works of Robert Burns {*}
Presented, with conversational notes,
by Electric Scotland: Grangemouth, Scotland
{*} Celebration: 200th Anniversary Pages {*}
{*} The Burns Federation - Scotland {*}
{*} Provost David MacKay one of three founders {*}
{*} Robert Burns and the Royal Dumfries Volunteers 1795-1796 {*}

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