Author: Anon [J. S.]
Publication: Glasgow Chronicle
Published: 25 May 1832
Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical
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
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.