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Description of a Nondescript, alias a Turncoat, alias an Anti

1832: Representation of the People Acts

Author: Anon

Publication: Loyal Reformers' Gazette

Published: 3 September 1831

Place of publication: Glasgow, Scotland

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
Pages(s): 285-287

In this poem, anti-reformers are portrayed as 'nondescripts', or 'the living shape'.  The anti-reformers are also refereed to as 'mischievous ape[s]' - the 'mob' was often referred to as being ape-like in this period, and so this is an attempt to undermine that rhetoric.