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" The best laid schemes o' mice and men Gang aft a-gley, And lea'e us nought but grief and pain, For promised joy. "
Cleveland Medical and Surgical Reporter - Page 474
1904
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The Works of Robert Burns, Volume 1

Robert Burns - 1840 - 584 pages
...dribble, And cranreuch cauld ! But, Mousie, thou art no thy lane, In proving foresight may be vain : The best laid schemes o' mice and men, Gang aft a-gley, And lea'e us nought but grief and pain, For promis'd joy. Still thou art blest, compar'd wi' me I The present...
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Oldham's Amusing and Instructive Reader: A Course of Reading, Original and ...

Oliver Oldham - 1854 - 384 pages
...dribble, And cranreuch|| cauld! 7. But, mousie, thou art no thy lane, In proving foresight may be vain : The best laid schemes o' mice and men, Gang aft a-gley,** And lea'e us nought but grief and pain For promised joy. 8. Still art thou blest, compared wi' me! The...
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The Anglo-American Magazine, Volume 2

1853
...Invigorated by the prospect of an hour's quiet, I walked forward with elastic step to the ancient hostelry ; but "the best laid schemes o' mice and men gang aft a-gley," and, to my excessive annoyance, the first thing on entering the inn I received was a communication requiring...
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Chronicle of the Hundredth Birthday of Robert Burns

James Ballantine - 1859 - 605 pages
...with bright hopes of happiness before him, he welcomed his Jean to his home on the Banks of the Nith. But " The best laid schemes o' mice and men Gang aft a-gley, An' leave us nonght but grief and pain, For promised joy." You all know his weaknesses, his errors,...
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The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English ...

Francis Turner Palgrave - 1861 - 346 pages
...out for a' thy trouble But house or hald, To thole the winter's sleety dribble And cranreuch cauld ? The best laid schemes o' mice and men Gang aft a-gley, And lea'e us nought but grief and pain, For promised joy. Still thou art blest, compared wi' me! The present...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1865 - 480 pages
...see oursels as others see us ! It wad frae monie a blunder free us, And foolish notion. To a Louse. The best laid schemes o' mice and men Gang aft a-gley ; And leave us naught but grief and pain For promised joy. To a Mouse. Perhaps it may turn out a sang, Perhaps...
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Extracts from English Literature

John Rolfe - 1867 - 383 pages
...eyes. GRAY. Ode on Vicistitude. Bur, Mousie, thou art no thy lane In proving foresight may be vain : The best laid schemes o' mice and men Gang aft a-gley, And leave us nought but grief and pain, For promised joy. Still thou art blest, compared wi' me ! The present...
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Transactions of the Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club

Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club - 1907
...assault of the hill, had pressed forward rather impatiently towards the siderial region ; but, alas — The best laid schemes o' mice and men Gang aft agley ; and after no little delay, and considerable anxiety, it was announced that some mistake must have occurred,...
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Roses and Holly: A Gift-book for All the Year

1867 - 146 pages
...dribble, And cranreuch cauld ! But, Mousie, thou art no thy lane, In proving foresight may be vain : The best laid schemes o' mice and men Gang aft a-gley, And lea'e us nought but grief and pain For promised joy. Still thou art blest, compared wi' me ! The present...
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The first (-third, fifth, sixth) reading book, by T. Crampton and ..., Volume 6

Thomas Crampton - 1868
...cranreuch cauld ! POET8 AND POETRY. But, Mousie, thou art no thy lane, In proving foresight may be vain ; The best laid schemes o' mice and men Gang aft a-gley, And lea'e us nought but grief and pain, For promis'd joy. Still thou art blest, compared wi' me ! The present...
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