A New Song, To Be Sung by All Loyal and True Subjects
Publication: Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine
Publisher: William Blackwood
Published: February 1832
Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical
No full copy of this poem is available.
Archive/Library: National Library of Scotland
Classmark(s): The Blackwood's Magazine: reel no. 29
This poem appears in a dialogue between two characters, North and Tickler, in Blackwood's 'Noctes Ambrosianae' series. In the poem, the speakers assert their support for the King, but opposition to his allies the Whigs. They ask the lord to 'defend us' from the 'Regicide Bill' - a reference to the fact that some believed that the Reform Bill would lead to a rise of the 'mob' that would overthrow the monarchy. They also ask the King to defend them from the 'Bedlamite Whigs', who are portrayed as bullying the King.