The Coronation in Edinburgh
Author: Anon [P. K. W.]
Publication: Edinburgh [Evening] Weekly Chronicle
Published: 3 September 1831
Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical
No full copy of this poem is available.
Archive/Library: Central Library, Edinburgh
Classmark(s): fYAN E23 WC
In this poem, the speaker takes the King's Coronation as an occassion to celebrate the movement for parliamentary reform, as the King was broadly supportive of franchise reform. The poem also proposes toasts to the 'City of Glasgow', for being 'true blue', and 'its Magistrates'. Indeed, the speaker seems to resent Edinburgh which was once 'loyalty's self'. A note follows the poem: 'Edinburgh, August 1831', presumably where and when the poem was written.