Steinbeck took the title of his book Of Mice and Men from a line in this poem by Robert Burns "To a Mouse", which read: "The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft agley." (The best laid schemes of mice and men / Often go awry.
Robbie Burns: national poet of Scotland. Robbie Burns Day on January The day is celebrate the life of Robert Burns, the national poet of Scotland who wrote Auld Lang Syne and Comin’ Thro’ the Rye, A red, red rose. he died age of 37 in 1796