A Capital New Song
Author: Anon [A Journeyman Poet]
Publication: Caledonian Mercury
Published: 23 July 1832
Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical
James Aytoun (1797-1881)
Henry Brougham (1778-1868)
Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey (1764-1845)
Francis Jeffrey (1773-1850)
John Russell, 1st Earl Russell (1792-1878)
John Spencer, Viscount Althorp (1782-1845)
Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington (1769-1852)
No full copy of this poem is available.
Archive/Library: National Library of Scotland
Classmark(s): Reel no. NP30397
This poem warns voters not to vote Tory, even for those Tories that now claim to support parliamentary reform (following the passing of the bill). The poem states that Tories will try to bribe voters in various ways and reminds them that Tories have faught all of their lives 'Against you'. Although the poem states that reformers are 'wonderful rife', it does give credit to the architects of reform.