HARVEST MOUSE

Wee, sleekit, 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, 1785)

Small, sleek, cowering, timorous beast,
Oh, what panic is in your breast!
You need not start away so hasty
With a hurrying scamper!
I would be loath to run and chase you,
With a murderous spade!
(Standard English)

This Scots dialect looks pretty weird, compared to standard English. Try reading it out loud with your best Scottish accent



Subject 2 × 2 cm, Aquarell
Paper 300g Water Color Paper
Dimensions 20 × 20 cm

Original
120 €
Print
25 €
1 of 10 prints in original size on Hahnemühle PhotoRag® 308 gsm