William Topaz McGonagall

William Topaz McGonagall

Edinburgh / Scotland
William Topaz McGonagall
Edinburgh / Scotland
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William Topaz McGonagall was born of rather poor Irish parents in Edinburgh, Scotland, in March 1825. In his nearly unreadable, rambling biographical notes1, one eventually learns that he sprang from a family of five children and that he worked with his father as a handloom weaver. His education appears to have been patchy, but, in his own words, ' ...
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A Christmas Carol
Welcome, sweet Christmas, blest be the morn
That Christ our Saviour was born!
Earth's Redeemer, to save us from all danger,
And, as the Holy Record tells, born in a manger.
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2.
A Descriptive Poem On The Silvery Tay
Beautiful silvery Tay,
With your landscapes, so lovely and gay,
Along each side of your waters, to Perth all the way;
No other river in the world has got scenery more fine,
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3.
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,
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4.
A Humble Heroine
'Twas at the Seige of Matagarda, during the Peninsular War,
That a Mrs Reston for courage outshone any man there by far;
She was the wife of a Scottish soldier in Matagarda Port,
And to attend to her husband she there did resort.
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5.
A Tale Of The Sea
A pathetic tale of the sea I will unfold,
Enough to make one's blood run cold;
Concerning four fishermen cast adrift in a dory.
As I've been told I'll relate the story.
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Comments

Werevbhhuh 27 November 2019
Ihate it its the worstpoetry ever
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Houojiu9u 27 November 2019
Love it sòòòoooooooooo wonderful
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Werewolf 27 November 2019
Disgusting pietry though loads of hard work
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Walterrean Salley 27 November 2016
Just discovered William Topaz McGonagall. This man is a great poet. His writings, uniquely, are a good work. Can barely wait to visit again.
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Tristan Werbe 18 March 2013
Kayne West is a true poet
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Tubal Kane 24 October 2012
Just like other works of art or such to each his own For some think works of McGonagall not much To others, the illumination is shown
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alice sunderland 20 October 2006
you rock. kick-buttocks etc.
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