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1832: Representation of the People Acts

Author: Anon

Publication: Scotsman [or, Edinburgh Political and Literary Journal]

Published: 23 May 1832

Place of publication: Edinburgh, Scotland

Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical

No full copy of this poem is available.

Archive/Library: National Library of Scotland
Classmark(s): Mf.N.3
Pages(s): 4

This poem is attributed to The Times, a London newspaper.  The poem is a celebration of the reform movement, which notes that the word is now heard across the land, and it swells every heart 'with gladness'.  The poem speaks of Britain defying tyrants, while being 'steel'd in freedom's mail'.  Lords are told to look to Gallia (France) and there is even the claim that reformers are going 'to win Reform or death' - a far more revolutionary tone than appears in the majority of Reform poems from 1832.