Here, early to bed, lies kind WILLIAM MAGINN, Who, with genius, wit, learning, life's trophies to win, Had neither great lord nor rich cit of his kin, Nor discretion to set himself up as to tin ; So, his portion soon spent — like the poor heir of Lynn... The West of Scotland in History: Being Brief Notes Concerning Events, Family ... - Page 115by Joseph Irving - 1885 - 359 pagesFull view
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Sports - 1882
...epitaph e'er written by one man of genius (Lockhart) over the grave of another — poor Maginn ! " Here early to bed lies kind William Maginn ! Who with...portion soon spent, like the poor ' Heir of Lynn,' He turned author ere yet there was beard to his chin, And whoever was out or whoever was in, For your...