McGonagall


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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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"I don't like to comment on the work of individuals, but I would say it is similar to McGonagall."
"It is classic McGonagall - charming and amusing yet poetically on a par with his most famously bad works."
Tim Easterby, trainer of Hamish McGonagall and Ponty Acclaim "The track suits Hamish McGonagall well, as will the ground.
In all, Hamish McGonagall had a dozen attempts to build on his three wins the year before, but victory eluded him despite making the frame seven times.
HAMISH McGonagall is fancied to strike a blow for Tim Easterbyin the ever-competitive Bet fair Sprint at York.
The attention to detail is such that costume designer Julliana Makovsky even produced a McGonagall tartan for the movie.
The Tom Dascombe-trained three-year-old edged right into Hamish McGonagall en route to finishing first past the post in the pounds 20,000 contest by a short head, only for the stewards to reverse the placings on the grounds of interference.
Margot Did came home by threequarters of a length from Hamish McGonagall (28-1) with Prohibit (12-1) half a length away in third.
WITH Tim Easterby's Flat team running into top form, it could be the signal for Hamish McGonagall to lead his rivals a merry dance in the sportingbet.com Sprint at York today.
William McGonagall had food thrown at him during public readings and was mocked for his awful verse including a poem about the 1879 Tay Bridge disaster.
"Ginny Weasley only gets one line in the whole show and Professor McGonagall gets a mention in passing but Mrs Weasley isn't in it at all which always annoys the mothers.
Turner turned over It wasn't the ideal way to decide the outcome of a pounds 20,000 5f conditions race, but it was almost inevitable that Bear Behind, who made all the running but edged markedly right in the closing stages, would lose the race in the stewards' room in favour of Hamish McGonagall, who was beaten a short-head.