William Topaz McGonagall

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    The best worst poet _ever_, his crowning glory being the ode to the Tay Bridge 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.

    Also, JK Rowling, who spent way too much time in this kirkyard, named another character after McGonagall.

    1. summonedbyfells 51 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Literary Scotland, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    2. summonedbyfells 51 months ago | reply

      Many thanks for this excellent post to the group pool.

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