William Topaz McGonagall

(1830 - 1902 / Edinburgh / Scotland)

The Tay Bridge Disaster - Poem by William Topaz McGonagall

Beautiful Railway Bridge of the Silv'ry Tay!
Alas! I am very sorry to say
That ninety lives have been taken away
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  • Paresh Chakra (12/1/2018 10:42:00 AM)

    I enjoyed this poem 10++++++++ (Report)Reply

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  • (8/28/2014 10:35:00 AM)

    ...How the disaster happen'd on the last Sabbath day of 1879,
    Which will be remember'd for a very long time.


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  • (5/17/2009 2:04:00 PM)

    Fantastic poem - atmosphere, engineering and social history all rolled into one. - Perfect for school study and recital. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/23/2009 2:31:00 AM)

    An absolutely abysmal poem, best read out loud to a group of friends, preferably lit or language students :) (Report)Reply

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