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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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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.
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.
In 1883, Scots poet William McGonagall wrote a rhyme about a whale which ended up in the River Tay after chasing a shoal of herring.
Just so I could say - everybody happy." No one is expecting Gaffney to emulate Burns himself, William Wordsworth or even William McGonagall.
I'm not even a William McGonagall and he is considered the worst poet ever.
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.
THE "world's worst poet" William McGonagall, who wrote dire verse about Scottish events such as the Tay Bridge tragedy, will be honoured alongside his greatest literary compatriots such as Burns, Stevenson and Scott at the Edinburgh Literary Museum because he is "so popular".
The runner-up was Bill Lynch with his take on the World's Worst Poet, William McGonagall. In an impromptu speech session that followed, topics' chairman John Brown invited members to express their views on mobile phone masts, speed cameras, ID cards, wind farms, smoking in public places and the Rugby World Cup.
Martin Brown (with due acknowledgement to the poetic genius of William McGonagall).
The city known as much for the fall of the Tay Bridge as the excruciating rhyme of William McGonagall has much more to offer.
"It started when I wrote a poem William McGonagall would have been proud of in the wake of St Johnstone's Cup win in 2014.
Not since the greatest poetry prize on offer evaded the clutches of William McGonagall, Pam Ayres or Benny Hill has there been such a dogfight in the world of doggerel.