Select Poems of McGonagall

This small collection, fully entitled Wm. McGonagall, Poet. A choice selection of his best pieces. With a sketch of his life and work. Critical and biographical was published in Glasgow by one Lowden Macartney eight years after the poet’s death. It’s perhaps the first indication that interest in McGonagall might persist into the future.

It opens with A lengthy introduction by Macartney discussing McGonagall’s life and work, followed by the following selection of gems: