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Liberty Triumphant

1832: Representation of the People Acts

Author: Anon [J. S.]

Publication: Glasgow Chronicle

Published: 25 May 1832

Place of publication: Glasgow, Scotland

Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical

Featured individuals:
John Maxwell, 8th Baronet of Pollok (1791-1865)

No full copy of this poem is available.

This poem has a set tune, and its title is:
Willie was a Wanton Wag.

Archive/Library: Mitchell Library, Glasgow
Classmark(s): Hard copy: BS 42a
Pages(s): 1

Like another poem in this issue of The Glasgow Chronicle, this poem commends the pro-reform candidate Sir John Maxwell to the electorate.  He is portrayed as the guardian of Scotia's joys and the bearer of freedom's flag, who makes tyrants tremble.  A note is included with the poem: 'Flemington, 19th May, 1831', presumably where and when the poem was written.