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McGonagall

William. 1830--?1902, Scottish writer of doggerel, noted for its bathos, repetitive rhymes, poor scansion, and ludicrous effect
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Lines attributed (probably wrongly) to the best worst poet who ever lived, William McGonagall.
In the famous 1880 poem The Tay Bridge Disaster (partly reprinted here) by Scot William McGonagall, he mistakenly says 90 people died.
I'm not even a William McGonagall and he is considered the worst poet ever.
Other famous residents include architect William Adam and the world's worst poet, William McGonagall.
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He's even been called the William McGonagall of British painting.
With calling cards anointing himself William McGonagall, Poet and Tragedian, he kept to his vocation, writing of royalty to show he'd be a worthy Poet Laureate.
According to that Dundee poet of dubious merit, William McGonagall, the people flocked "to hear him night and day," and he was "the greatest preacher of the present day" (154).
The poem by William McGonagall called 'Lines In Praise of The Royal Marriage' was written in 1893, and has been valued at around GBP1,000.
The runner-up was Bill Lynch with his take on the World's Worst Poet, William McGonagall.
It takes a brave man to use the name McGonagall in the title of a poem, and a book, considering that Punch called William McGonagall (c.
It is below the 75 commonly believed to have perished and far short of the 90 claimed by William McGonagall in his infamous poem about the disaster.