Huzza for Provost Spittal!!! An Excellent New Song.
Publication: Huzza for Provost Spittal!!! An Excellent New Song.
Publication type: Broadside
A full copy of this poem is available.
This poem has a set tune, and its title is:
Archive/Library: National Library of Scotland
Classmark(s): RB.m.143(168); ABS.10.203.01(087)
This is an election poem for the Edinburgh provostship, which concerns two candidates: James Aytoun and James Spittal. The poem is addressed to 'Ye Whig Reformers' and advises them to vote for Spittal. The speaker also believes that 'Reform's not worth a single fig, / Unless it serve to help a Whig' - the speaker believes that the Whigs should be rewarded for passing the Bill, and that the provostship shouldn't go to 'vile and low-bred Radical[s]'. The printer of the poem is Waugh, Edinburgh, who also released a poem backing Aytoun: 'Huzza! for Provost Aytoun!!'.