Poetry Books by William Topaz Mcgonagall

William Topaz Mcgonagall Books, William Topaz Mcgonagall poetry book Poetic Gems. Series 1 & 2 Authors: William McGonagall
Published Date: 2007-02-01
Categories: Poetry
Includes the famous poem 'The Tay Bridge Disaster' Boreas he did loud and angry bray, And shook the central girders of the Bridge of Tay On the last Sabbath day of 1879, Which will be remember'd for a very long time.

William Topaz Mcgonagall Books, William Topaz Mcgonagall poetry book Poetic Gems Authors: William McGonagall
Publisher: Bristol Classical Press
Published Date: 2002-07-01
Categories: Poetry
William McGonagall was known as the Greatest Bad Verse Writer of his age, but was sustained throughout his career as by an invincible belief in his own genius. 'The Tay Bridge Disaster', 'Death of Lord and Lady Dalhousie', and 'Attempted Assassination of the Queen' all passed into recorded Victorian literature and are reproduced in this collection. McGonagall was unrecognised in his own lifetime, but how has many thousands of admirers around the world - including Billy Connelly, who has written an affectionate introduction to the anthology.

William Topaz Mcgonagall Books, William Topaz Mcgonagall poetry book William McGonagall Authors: William McGonagall
Publisher: Birlinn Publishers
Published Date: 2006
William McGonagall was born in Edinburgh in 1830. His father was a poor hand-loom weaver, and his work took his family to Glasgow, then to Dundee. William attended school for eighteen months before the age of seven, and received no further formal education. Later, as a mill worker, he used to read books in the evening, taking great interest in Shakespeare's plays. In 1877, McGonagall suddenly discovered himself 'to be a poet'. Since then, thousands of people the world over have enjoyed the verse of Scotland's alternative national poet. This volume brings together the three famous collections - 'Poetic Gems', 'More Poetic Gems' and 'Last Poetic Gems', and includes all the valuable autobiographical material which appeared in the original volumes. It includes all his most famous works, as well as previously unpublished poems.

William Topaz Mcgonagall Books, William Topaz Mcgonagall poetry book British and Irish Poets Authors: William Stewart
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Published Date: 2007
Categories: Poetry
From John Abbot to Benjamin Zephaniah, this reference book contains information on 1,270 poets from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Writing over a 1500 year period, the featured poets are representative of periods from the Old English era to the Post-Modern age.

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Beatrice. (From Dante. Purgatorio, Xxx., Xxxi.)
 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Even as the Blessed, at the final summons,
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Wearing again the garments of the flesh,
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ad vocem tanti senis
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