Smiths Buildings No. 19
Sept the 6th. 1877.
Most August! Empress of India, and of great Britain the Queen,
I most humbly beg your pardon, hoping you will not think it mean
That a poor poet that lives in Dundee,
Would be so presumptous to write unto Thee
Most lovely Empress of India, and Englands generous Queen,
I send you an Address, I have written on Scotlands Bard,
Hoping that you will accept it, and not be with me to hard,
Nor fly into a rage, but be as Kind and Condescending
As to give me your Patronage
Beautiful Empress, of India, and Englands Gracious Queen,
I send you a Shakespearian Address written by me.
And I think if your Majesty reads it, right pleased you will be.
And my heart it will leap with joy, if it is patronized by Thee.
Most Mighty Empress, of India, and Englands beloved Queen,
Most Handsome to be Seen.
I wish you every Success.
And that heaven may you bless.
For your Kindness to the poor while they are in distress.
I hope the Lord will protect you while living
And hereafter when your Majesty is … dead.
I hope the Lord above will place an eternal Crown! upon your Head.
I am your Gracious Majesty ever faithful to Thee,
William McGonagall, The Poor Poet,
That lives in Dundee.
© William McGonagall 🔒
Some other random works of this poet:
- Descriptive Jottings Of London
- The Inauguration Of The Hill O’ Balgay
- The Wreck Of The Steamer London
- Hanchen, The Maid Of The Mill
- The Burning Of The Steamer City Of Montreal
- The Last Berkshire Eleven
- The Heatherblend Club Banquet
- The Hero Of Rorke’s Drift
- Beautiful Monikie
- Wreck Of The Schooner Samuel Crawford
- Mcgonagall’s Ode To The King
- The Burning Of The People’s Variety Theatre, Aberdeen
- The Wreck Of The Barque Lynton
- Loch Katrine
- Lord Robert’s Triumphal Entry Into Pretoria
- Women’s Suffrage
- An Excursion Steamer Sunk In The Tay
- The Battle Of Omdurman
- Robert Burns
- The Bonnie Sidlaw Hills
- General Roberts In Afghanistan
- Jottings Of New York
- Jack O’ The Cudgel
- The Capture Of Havana
- The Battle Of El-Teb
- The Battle Of Waterloo
- The Tragic Death Of The Rev. A.H. Mackonochie
- The Royal Review
- To Mr James Scrymgeour, Dundee
- Lines In Defence Of The Stage
- The Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations
- The Storming Of The Dargai Heights
- Young Munro The Sailor
- An Address To The Rev. George Gilfillan
- The Convict’s Return
- The Downfall Of Delhi
- The Railway Bridge Of The Silvery Tay
- A Tribute To Dr. Murison
- A Tale Of The Sea
- An All-Night Sea Fight
- The Newport Railway
- The Wreck Of The Whaler Oscar
- Beautiful Balmerino
- Lost In The Prairie
- The Den O’ Fowlis
- The Battle Of Abu Klea
- The Battle Of Tel-El-Kebir
- The Battle Of Sheriffmuir
- John Rouat The Fisherman
- The Wreck Of The Abercrombie Robinson