William Topaz McGonagall "Poems"
Classic Poetry Series | English | 2004 | ISBN: N/A | 366 pages | PDF | 2.8 MB
Poetry compilation by Scottish poet William Topaz McGonagall.
William Topaz McGonagall has been like the immortal Shakespeare he had learned more from nature than he ever learned at school.
Exept the poetry expierence, he also began to participate in amateur theatrics, acting in Shakespearean drama at the Dundee theatre. The Muse of Poetry appears to have captured his imagination, if not his talent, in the 1870-ies, beginning with a paean to a new railway bridge over the Tay River at Dundee in 1877. By McGonagall's own account, the poem was received with eclat and was pronounced by the Press the Poet Laureate of the Tay Bridge.
His first collection of Poetic Gems
was published in 1878, and he published several more Collected Gems during his lifetime as well as many broadsheets. He also toured Scotland, England, and New York in the United States, giving public readings for which he charged admission. At these readings he would dress in full Scottish Highland costume. He is reported to have been a cult figure in his lifetime, although his audiences were often rather stormy with those in attendance given to catcalling.DepositFilesUploadingLetitBitFileSonic