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(no subject) [Mar. 23rd, 2004|10:54 pm]
mcgonagall_fan
ex_whitealbu996
[mood |amusedamused]

I thought I'd post this link to a Pic of our dear Billy, so everyone sees yet another pic of the man behind those beautiful texts.
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Bonnie Dundee in 1878 [Mar. 22nd, 2004|03:18 am]
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ladydewinter
[mood |happyhappy]

BONNIE DUNDEE IN 1878Collapse )
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A Descriptive Poem On The Silvery Tay [Mar. 20th, 2004|10:39 am]
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ladydewinter
A DESCRIPTIVE POEM ON THE SILVERY TAY

Beautiful silvery Tay,
With your landscapes, so lovely and gay,
Along each side of your waters, to Perth all the way;
No other river in the world has got scenery more fine,
Only I am told the beautiful Rhine,
Near to Wormit Bay, it seems very fine,
Where the Railway Bridge is towering above its waters sublime,
And the beautiful ship Mars,
With her Juvenile Tars,
Both lively and gay,
Does carelessly lie
By night and by day,
In the beautiful Bay
Of the silvery Tay.
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The rhyme scheme!
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Lines In Praise Of Mr. J. Graham Henderson, Hawick [Mar. 18th, 2004|11:01 pm]
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ladydewinter
[mood |gigglygiggly]

LINES IN PRAISE OF MR. J. GRAHAM HENDERSON, HAWICK

Success to Mr J. Graham Henderson, who is a good man,
And to gainsay it there's few people can,
I say so from my own experience,
And experience is a great defence.

He is a good man, I venture to say,
Which I declare to the world without dismay,
Because he's given me a suit of Tweeds, magnificent to see,
So good that it cannot be surpassed in Dundee.

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The Inauguration Of The Hill O'Balgay [Mar. 17th, 2004|11:45 am]
mcgonagall_fan
ladydewinter
I took a look at the great site whitealbum found yesterday, and subscribed to the "Gem of the day". Here is today's poem - and he's talking about the "silvery Tay" again!

THE INAUGURATION OF THE HILL O' BALGAYCollapse )
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A site about William! [Mar. 16th, 2004|11:24 pm]
mcgonagall_fan
ex_whitealbu996
[mood |artistic]

Hello fellow McGonagall's fans!

I have just found this link about William McGonagall :

http://www.mcgonagall-online.org.uk/

It seems really full of valuable information.
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An Address to the New Tay Bridge [Mar. 16th, 2004|11:09 pm]
mcgonagall_fan
ladydewinter
[mood |amusedamused]

Let's start with a poem addressed to his one true love, the bridge of the Silvery Tay.

An Address to the New Tay Bridge

Beautiful new railway bridge of the Silvery Tay,
With your strong brick piers and buttresses in so grand array,
And your thirteen central girders, which seem to my eye
Strong enough all windy storms to defy.
And as I gaze upon thee my heart feels gay,
Because thou are the greatest railway bridge of the present day,
And can be seen for miles away
From North, South, East or West of the Tay
On a beautiful and clear sunshiny day,
And ought to make the hearts of the "Mars" boys feel gay,
Because thine equal nowhere can be seen,
Only near by Dundee and the bonnie Magdalen Green.

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Hello! [Mar. 16th, 2004|11:06 pm]
mcgonagall_fan
ladydewinter
[mood |cheerfulcheerful]

Welcome to the first William McGonagall appreciation community here on livejournal!

The rules are simple: post everything connected to William McGonagall - poetry, interpretations, art, biographical stuff or even pieces of bad (and entertaining) poetry not by McGonagall himself.
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