Published: 7 December 1832
Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical
No full copy of this poem is available.
Archive/Library: Aberdeen Central Library
Classmark(s): Reel no. NP12285
This is an election song, for the General Election of 1832, following the passing of the Reform Bill. The speaker of this poem is a candidate who tells us that he was 'true to the Bill' and defines himself in opposition to the Tories. In the final stanza of the poem, the candidate confesses that he will have no money left at the end of the campaign and that he will not win the seat. The poem appears as part of the Aberdeen Observer's 'Dramatic Interludes' series. This is the seventh in the series and the scene is 'The Library of Monkbanks'.