Robbie Burns 'To A Mouse' hand crafted pewter trinket box
Robbie Burns 'To A Mouse' hand crafted pewter trinket box

Robbie Burns 'To A Mouse' hand crafted pewter trinket box

£24.99

This lovely round pewter collectable small keepsake box is made in the UK by Glover and Smith. It features one mice with a line from 'To a Mouse' by Scottish poet Robert Burns engraved around the lid. Wee, sleekit, cowrin, tim'rous beastie, O, what a pannic's in thy breastie! which translates from Scots as Little, cunning, cowering, timorous beast, Oh, what a panic is in your breast!

Hand crafted from polished, solid lead-free pewter, which is non-tarnishing, also nickel free and food safe. It measures 5cm (2inch) diameter and comes packed in an organza bag. Clean with warm soapy water.

Inspired by the poem "To a Mouse" is a Scots-language poem written by Robert Burns in 1785 as part of our Burns Night Collection. According to legend, Burns was ploughing in the fields and accidentally destroyed a mouse's nest, which it needed to survive the winter.  Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796), also known familiarly as Rabbie Burns, the National Bard, was a Scottish poet and lyricist.

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