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Family Poetry. No. II. My Letters

1832: Representation of the People Acts

Author: Anon

Publication: Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine

Publisher: William Blackwood

Published: July 1831

Place of publication: Edinburgh, Scotland

Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical

Featured individuals:
Henry Brougham (1778-1868)

No full copy of this poem is available.

Archive/Library: National Library of Scotland
Classmark(s): The Blackwood's Magazine: reel no. 28
Pages(s): 126-128

This poem isn't a campaign poem, but instead a poem of domestic life. Nevertheless, there are mentions of Reform in the poem. The speaker sits down to catch up with correspondence on a drizzly day. One of the notes that has been delivered is: "Reform demanded by the nation! / Vote Tagrag and Bogtail'. Although comic, this remark demonstrates the fact that, by 1831, awareness about Reform was growing and the issue was becoming a part of people's daily lives.