Here you will find the Poem A New Year's Resolution to Leave Dundee of poet Max Plowman
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.