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The Coronation in Edinburgh

1832: Representation of the People Acts

Author: Anon [P. K. W.]

Publication: Edinburgh [Evening] Weekly Chronicle

Published: 3 September 1831

Place of publication: Edinburgh, Scotland

Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical

Featured individuals:
Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen (1792-1849)
King William IV (1765-1837)
Robert Peel (1788-1850)
John Russell, 1st Earl Russell (1792-1878)

No full copy of this poem is available.

Archive/Library: Central Library, Edinburgh
Classmark(s): fYAN E23 WC
Pages(s): 281

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.