William Topaz McGonagall

(1830 - 1902 / Edinburgh / Scotland)

William Topaz McGonagall Poems

1. A Christmas Carol 1/3/2003
2. A Descriptive Poem On The Silvery Tay 1/3/2003
3. A Humble Heroine 1/3/2003
4. A New Temperance Poem, In Memory Of My Departed Parents, Who Were Sober Living & God Fearing People 1/3/2003
5. A New Year's Resolution To Leave Dundee 1/3/2003
6. A Requisition To The Queen 1/3/2003
7. A Soldier's Reprieve 1/3/2003
8. A Summary History Of Lord Clive 1/3/2003
9. A Tale Of Christmas Eve 1/3/2003
10. A Tale Of Elsinore 1/3/2003
11. A Tale Of The Sea 1/3/2003
12. A Tribute To Dr. Murison 1/3/2003
13. A Tribute To Henry M. Stanley 1/3/2003
14. A Tribute To Mr J. Graham Henderson, The World's Fair Judge 1/3/2003
15. A Tribute To Mr Murphy And The Blue Ribbon Army 1/3/2003
16. Adventures Of King Robert The Bruce 1/3/2003
17. An Address To Shakespeare 1/3/2003
18. An Address To The New Tay Bridge 1/3/2003
19. An Address To The Rev. George Gilfillan 1/3/2003
20. An Adventure In The Life Of King James V Of Scotland 1/3/2003
21. An All-Night Sea Fight 1/3/2003
22. An Autumn Reverie 1/3/2003
23. An Excursion Steamer Sunk In The Tay 1/3/2003
24. An Ode To The Queen 1/3/2003
25. An Ode To The Queen On Her Jubilee Year 1/3/2003
26. Annie Marshall The Foundling 1/3/2003
27. Attempted Assassination Of The Queen 1/3/2003
28. Baldovan 1/3/2003
29. Balmoral Castle 1/3/2003
30. Beautiful Aberfoyle 1/3/2003
31. Beautiful Balmerino 1/3/2003
32. Beautiful Balmoral 1/3/2003
33. Beautiful Comrie 1/3/2003
34. Beautiful Crief 1/3/2003
35. Beautiful Edinburgh 1/3/2003
36. Beautiful Monikie 1/3/2003
37. Beautiful Nairn 1/3/2003
38. Beautiful Newport On The Braes O' The Silvery Tay 1/3/2003
39. Beautiful North Berwick 1/3/2003
40. Beautiful Rothesay 1/3/2003
Best Poem of William Topaz McGonagall

The Tay Bridge Disaster

Beautiful Railway Bridge of the Silv'ry Tay!
Alas! I am very sorry to say
That ninety lives have been taken away
On the last Sabbath day of 1879,
Which will be remember'd for a very long time.

'Twas about seven o'clock at night,
And the wind it blew with all its might,
And the rain came pouring down,
And the dark clouds seemed to frown,
And the Demon of the air seem'd to say --
"I'll blow down the Bridge of Tay."

When the train left Edinburgh
The passengers' hearts were light and felt no sorrow,
But Boreas blew a terrific gale,
Which made their...

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Beautiful Rothesay

Beautiful Rothesay, your scenery is most grand,
You cannot be surpassed in fair Scotland.
Tis healthy for holiday makers, to go there,
For the benefit of their health, by inhaling the pure air

And to hear the innocent birds, on a fine Summer day,
Carolling their sweet songs, so lively and gay,
Therefore, holiday makers, be advised by me,
And visit beautiful Rothesay, by the side of the Sea.

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