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The Old Tories Lament!

1832: Representation of the People Acts

Author: Anon [McSlavery, Spider & Co. Glasgow]

Publication: Loyal Reformers' Gazette

Published: 23 July 1831

Place of publication: Glasgow, Scotland

Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical

Featured individuals:
George Canning (1770-1827)
John Wilson Croker (1780-1857)
Robert Peel (1788-1850)
John Scott, Earl of Eldon (1751-1838)
Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington (1769-1852)

A full copy of this poem is available.

Archive/Library: Mitchell Library, Glasgow
Classmark(s): Reel Number: 3088; Pressmark: SNMU 175/98
Pages(s): 192

This poem offers a satiric lament for the Tories: when all corruption is gone, then 'down go we', is the lament.  There are no direct references to franchise extension, but there is a note that when the 'despot few' are overcome and 'man at length' rules, then the Tories will have no purpose.