I'm truly sorry man's dominion
Has broken Nature's social union,
An' justifies that ill opinion
     Which makes thee startle
At me, thy poor earth-born companion,
     An' fellow-mortal!

To a Mouse
On Turning Up Her Nest with the Plough, November, 1785

Robert Burns

Webmaster's note:
Of all the unnatural aspects of man's dominion, the plough was, at least until the nineteenth century, the one unnecessary and tragic mistake.