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1832: Representation of the People Acts

Author: Duncan Henderson (died 1832)
[also known as D.H.]

Publication: Paisley Poets, with brief memoirs of them, and selections from their poetry, Vol. 1

Publisher: J. and J. Cook

Published: 1889

Place of publication: Paisley, Scotland

Publication type: Book

Featured individuals:
Robert Peel (1788-1850)
Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington (1769-1852)

No full copy of this poem is available.

The poet, Duncan Henderson was a well-known grocer and spirit dealer in Paisley (6 Cowieston). A keen Reformer, he greatly admired William Cobbett, but died during Cobbett's tour of Scotland: Cobbett visited his widow. In this poem Henderson attacks Peel and Wellington and describes an address from 'Whig' in which the character demands that the constitution be cleaned of 'things corrupt and base'.