Hurra for Noble Grey
Published: 26 May 1832
Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical
Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey (1764-1845)
No full copy of this poem is available.
Archive/Library: Mitchell Library, Glasgow
Classmark(s): Hard copy: BX 43
This poem, published following the 'Days of May' when there was social unrest after the Tories blocked the Reform Bill in the House of Lords, celebrates the achievements of Grey. Grey's government was returned and William IV agreed to the principle of creating more peerages, to secure a House of Lords majority, which would secure the Reform Bill. The poem itself does not reference the reform directly but given it was the key issue of this month, which Grey was championing, it is implicitly a pro-reform poem. Grey we are now told is on a 'glorious track' in the Lords and 'the people's cry' is 'thrilling from shore to shore'. This poem also appears in The Glasgow Chronicle, 23-05-1932.