The Old Tories Lament!
Publication: Loyal Reformers' Gazette
Published: 23 July 1831
Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical
A full copy of this poem is available.
Archive/Library: Mitchell Library, Glasgow
Classmark(s): Reel Number: 3088; Pressmark: SNMU 175/98
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.