William McGonagall

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William Topaz McGonagall
Born 1825 or 1830
Greyfriars Parish, Edinburgh, Scotland
Dee'd 29 September 1902
Greyfriars Parish, Edinburgh, Scotland
Occupation Weaver, actor,
poet, an performance artist
Kent for Poetry

William Topaz McGonagall (1825−1902) wis a poet frae Dundee. He is aften thocht on as the warst poet in the Inglis leid. His baist-kent poem wis aboot the Tay Rail Brig:

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.