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Hints for the Grand Jubilee

1832: Representation of the People Acts

Author: Anon [D. T.]

Publication: Caledonian Mercury

Published: 7 July 1832

Place of publication: Edinburgh, Scotland

Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical

Featured individuals:
Henry Brougham (1778-1868)
Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey (1764-1845)
John Russell, 1st Earl Russell (1792-1878)
John Spencer, Viscount Althorp (1782-1845)

A full copy of this poem is available.

Archive/Library: National Library of Scotland
Classmark(s): Reel no. NP30397
Pages(s): 4

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'.