Author: Anon [Perthensis]
Publication: Glasgow Chronicle
Published: 27 April 1832
Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical
No full copy of this poem is available.
Archive/Library: Mitchell Library, Glasgow
Classmark(s): Hard copy: BX 42A
This poem discusses the consequences of the arguments for and against reform. The speaker states that the anti-reformers 'risk public safety', 'hazard revolution', and 'hasten' Britain 'to decay'. The speaker also focuses on the topic of emigration: many are portrayed as moving to other countries, 'where wiser Government exists'. On the other hand, reform will bring glory and commerce. The poem also heralds the king as the 'Reformer of our day', and Britain will be a 'phoenix', and each person's 'Incubus' will be lost, if the reform bill passes. The poem was also published the next day in the Glasgow Evening Post, 28/04/1832.