January 7th 1893 Peoples Journal

 

McGONAGALL TO LEAVE DUNDEE

LET US ALL WEEP

 

We have received the following lines from the poet McGonagall.

 

They read this with regret:-

Welcome! Thrice welcome! To the year 1893,

For it is the year I intend to leave Dundee,

Owing to the treatment I receive,

Which does my heart sadly grieve,

Every morning when I go out

The ignorant rabble they do shout

“There goes Mad McGonagall”

In derisive shouts, as loud as they can bawl,

And lifts stones and snowballs, throws them at me.

And such actions are shameful to be heard in the city of Dundee.

And I’m ashamed, kind Christians to confess.

That from the magistrates I can get no redress.

Therefore I have made up my mind, in the year 1893,

To leave the ancient city of Dundee

Because the citizens and me cannot agree.

Which makes me feel rather discontent

Therefore, to leave them I am bent;

And I will make my arrangements without delay,

And leave Dundee some early day.