Description of a Nondescript, alias a Turncoat, alias an Anti
Publication: Loyal Reformers' Gazette
Published: 3 September 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
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.