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Jubilee Song

1832: Representation of the People Acts

Author: Anon

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

Published: 8 August 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 jubilee poem adopts a characteristic celebratory tone.  The speaker calls for freedom and liberty to spread over the land.  This freedom, we are told, is now 'enshrined', following the passing of the Reform Bill.  Reform is described as a 'victory' and the speaker also calls for the people to 'fill each goblet high' for Britons 'now can say / They are free'.