Hints for the Grand Jubilee
Author: Anon [D. T.]
Publication: Caledonian Mercury
Published: 7 July 1832
Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical
A full copy of this poem is available.
Archive/Library: National Library of Scotland
Classmark(s): Reel no. NP30397
This is not necessarily a 'poem', but a series of suggestions for 'mottoes or insscriptions that may be used on flags or banners, by any of the bodies that intend joining in the Grand Jubilee procession. They take the form of short verses, or rhyming couplets. All of them asssert the triumph of reform, and some specifically hail the King, along with Russell, Grey, Althrop and Brougham - the key Whig architects of parliamentary reform. The collection of 'hints' then ends with a 'Verse that may be sung after Dinner on the Jubilee day' which proclaims the 'day of liberty' and the fact that reform will be a 'boon to public weal'.