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The Last Quadrille

1832: Representation of the People Acts

Author: Anon

Publication: Glasgow Herald

Published: 15 June 1832

Place of publication: Glasgow, Scotland

Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical

Featured individuals:
Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey (1764-1845)
John Spencer, Viscount Althorp (1782-1845)

No full copy of this poem is available.

Archive/Library: Mitchell Library, Glasgow
Classmark(s): Hard copy: BX3
Pages(s): 4

The speaker of this poem is at a dance and continually asks for one more quadrille.  During these various requests, the speaker states that they here  could not care less about the Reform Bill, which they term the 'eternal bill' - reflecting the exasperation that the conservative press felt towards the bill.