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Epigram

1832: Representation of the People Acts

Author: Anon [G. D.]

Publication: Herald to the Trades' Advocate, and Co-Operative Journal

Published: 20 November 1830

Place of publication: Glasgow, Scotland

Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical

Featured individuals:
Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington (1769-1852)

A full copy of this poem is available.

Further information:
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.$b670122

This short poem begins with the Duke of Wellington, the leader of the Tory party, expressing that he does not see why the people want franchise reform.  The speaker then responds stating that while the current system works for the few, it 'works' the people.