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Epitaph on Sir Charles Wetherell

1832: Representation of the People Acts

Author: Anon

Publication: Edinburgh [Evening] Weekly Chronicle

Published: 5 November 1831

Place of publication: Edinburgh, Scotland

Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical

Featured individuals:
Charles Wetherell (1770-1846)

No full copy of this poem is available.

Archive/Library: Central Library, Edinburgh
Classmark(s): fYAN E23 WC
Pages(s): 359

This poem is a proleptic epitaph for Charles Wetherell, describing him as the advocate of rotten boroughs, with strange logic.  We are told that was 'sickened of Reform' and then died - perhaps a suggestion that the Reform Bill would undermine the power of the anti-reformers.