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A New Sang about the Auld Year

1832: Representation of the People Acts

Author: Anon

Publication: Aberdeen Magazine

Publisher: Printed by J. Davidson & Co.

Published: January 1832

Place of publication: Aberdeen, Scotland

Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical

Featured individuals:
John Russell, 1st Earl Russell (1792-1878)

No full copy of this poem is available.

Archive/Library: Aberdeen Central Library
Classmark(s): Lo 050 AB3
Pages(s): 52

This poem, in braid Scots, reflects on 1831 and hopes that 1832 'may be mair sober an' quiet'.  The beginning of the poem focuses on Reform and it is not portrayed in a favourable light: the speaker states that there has been much 'bickerin' about Reform' and it mentions the 'mobbin's' and 'the chaps o' Bristol' who have shed their blood in the name of Reform.  The poem then moves on to discuss affairs in Belgium, France and Poland and the poem finishes with figures singing a song called 'Reform' where there is a worry that change might 'en' in nocht but ruin'.