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A New Years Resolution to Leave Dundee

 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 of 1893 To leave the ancient City of Dundee, Because the citizens and me cannot agree.
The reason why? -- because they disrespect me, 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.

Poem by William Topaz Mcgonagall
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