William Topaz McGonagall

(1830 - 1902 / Edinburgh / Scotland)

William Topaz McGonagall
Do you like this poet?
52 person liked.
53 person did not like.

William Topaz McGonagall poems, quotations and biography on William Topaz McGonagall poet page. Read all poems of William Topaz McGonagall and infos about William Topaz McGonagall.

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, 'William has been like the immortal Shakespeare he had learned more from nature than he ever learned at school'. The family settled in Dundee while William was still a boy, and he lived there for the rest of his life. He died in 1902.

As a grown man, he continued to work in the family trade, and married one Jean King in 1846. At about ... more »

Click here to add this poet to your My Favorite Poets.





Comments about William Topaz McGonagall

  • Werevbhhuh (11/27/2019 1:33:00 AM)

    Ihate it its the worstpoetry ever

    0 person liked.
    1 person did not like.
  • Houojiu9u (11/27/2019 1:32:00 AM)

    Love it sòòòoooooooooo wonderful

    0 person liked.
    1 person did not like.
  • Werewolf (11/27/2019 1:31:00 AM)

    Disgusting pietry though loads of hard work

    0 person liked.
    1 person did not like.
  • ashford (9/15/2019 2:33:00 PM)

    My ­n­e­i­g­h­b­or's ­m­ot­h­er ­m­A­k­es $64 ­h­our­ly ­o­n t­h­e ­l­A­pt­o­p. S­h­e ­h­As ­b­e­e­n ­out ­o­f w­or­k ­f­or ­f­iv­e ­m­o­nt­hs ­but ­l­Ast ­m­o­nt­h ­h­er ­p­Ay­m­e­nt w­As $15080 just w­or­k­i­n­g ­o­n t­h­e l­A­pt­o­p ­f­or ­A ­f­ew ­h­ours. ­g­o t­o t­h­is w­e­b s­it­e ­A­n­d r­e­A­d ­m­or­e ­g­o t­o t­h­is s­it­e ­h­o­m­e t­A­b ­f­or ­m­or­e ­d­et­A­i­l............HERE======►► www.more.cash61.com ★★★COPY THIS SITE★★★

    2 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Walterrean Salley (11/27/2016 6:10:00 PM)

    Just discovered William Topaz McGonagall. This man is a great poet. His writings, uniquely, are a good work.
    Can barely wait to visit again.

    4 person liked.
    3 person did not like.
  • Tristan Werbe (3/18/2013 8:08:00 AM)

    Kayne West is a true poet

    25 person liked.
    26 person did not like.
  • Tubal Kane (10/24/2012 9:47:00 PM)

    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

    13 person liked.
    35 person did not like.
  • alice sunderland (10/20/2006 6:59:00 AM)

    you rock. kick-buttocks etc.

    11 person liked.
    35 person did not like.
Best Poem of William Topaz McGonagall

A Tale Of Christmas Eve

'Twas Christmastide in Germany,
And in the year of 1850,
And in the city of Berlin, which is most beautiful to the eye;
A poor boy was heard calling out to passers-by.
"Who'll buy my pretty figures," loudly he did cry,
Plaster of Paris figures, but no one inclined to buy;
His clothes were thin and he was nearly frozen with cold,
And wholly starving with hunger, a pitiful sight to behold.

And the twilight was giving place to the shadows of approaching night,
And those who possessed a home were seeking its warmth and light;
And the market square was dark and ...

Read the full of A Tale Of Christmas Eve