Database of Poems
1884: Representation of the People Act
Publication: Paisley Daily Express
Published: 27 September 1884
Place of publication: Paisley, Scotland
Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical
William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898)
William Montagu Douglas Scott, 6th Duke of Buccleuch (1831-1914)
No full copy of this poem is available.
The poet takes the letters of William Ewart Gladstone to create an acrostic celebrating his achievements in Midlothian constituency and in the Commons (against Salisbury). Interestingly, the poem ends 'England owes a debt to thee'.