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1884: Representation of the People Act

Author: Anon

Publication: Paisley Daily Express

Published: 27 September 1884

Place of publication: Paisley, Scotland

Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical

Featured individuals:
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'.