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The New Song for a Conservative Dinner

1832: Representation of the People Acts

Although this poem does not directly reference the Reform Bill, it is written in the wake of the passing of the Reform Bill, and many features tell us this.  We are told that although they will never 'flatter' the King, the Tories will also never 'defame' him - an example of the real discontent felt towards the King, who was broadly supportive of franchise reform.  We are also told that the Tories will defend the Church, which they feared would be undermined by the Reform Bill.  Some other Tories are mentioned, who are harder to define: Mansfield, Winchilsea, Caernarvon.  This poem also appeared in Blackwood's Magazine, a fellow conservative title.