wee sleekit? something about a mouse?

so I have a line from something literary stuck in my head. I think it’s something about a “wee beastie,” and I think there’s a “sleekit” or something like that in there, along with the words “tim’rous” (spelled like that? can’t remember!" and “cowering.” what is this from? it’s all one line, I think…




Robbie Burns – To A Mouse

never mind. I grow dumber by the minute. Robert Burns.

Soon I shall begin drooling.

sorry bout that.


It’s Robert Burns’s poem “To a Mouse.”

Burns wrote “To A Mouse”?

Did the mouse ever write back?

I’ll be here all week, folks.

Yep, you are all weak here.:smiley: In fact:

Wee sleekit, cow’rin, tim’rous beastie alive,
now lying flattened on the M25…

Spike Milligan, I think.

such a fine fine response, even after I remembered how to google, and also how I should google before posting. duuhhh. thanks everyone.