William McGonagall

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William Topaz McGonagall
Born1825 or 1830
Greyfriars Parish, Edinburgh, Scotland
Died29 September 1902
Greyfriars Parish, Edinburgh, Scotland
ThriftWeaver, actor,
poet, an performance artist
Kent forPoetry

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 Brig 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.