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A Parody

1832: Representation of the People Acts

Author: Anon

Publication: A Parody

Place of publication: Edinburgh, Scotland

Publication type: Broadside

Featured individuals:
Henry Brougham (1778-1868)
Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey (1764-1845)
John Russell, 1st Earl Russell (1792-1878)

No full copy of this poem is available.

Archive/Library: National Library of Scotland
Classmark(s): RB.l.54(39); ABS.10.206.02(35)

This poem is addressed to England, Erin and Scotland, and it asks all three to 'rally round' the Reformers, who are portrayed as patriots; the Tories are portrayed as the cowards, who deny the freedom that 'our forefathers won'.  Above the poem appears a figure of a man, potentially the anti-reform Duke of Wellington, looking confused.  The poem was sold by W. Smith of Nicholson Street, Edinburgh.