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[Freedom's Battle once begun]

1832: Representation of the People Acts

Author: Anon

Publication: Aberdeen Journal, and General Advertiser for the North of Scotland

Published: 15 August 1832

Place of publication: Aberdeen, Scotland

Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical

No full copy of this poem is available.

Archive/Library: Aberdeen University Library
Classmark(s): Microfilm
Pages(s): 4

This poem appears in a report of the Reform Jubilee in Aberdeen.  The report outlines the various trades which appeared at the procession, and several of the inscriptions that appeared on banners are reproduced in the report.  This verse appeared on the flag for the ropemakers.  It states: 'Freedom's battle once begun, / Bequeathed by bleeding sire to son, / Tho' baffled oft, is ever won.'  These lines were later used on a flag for the hammermen at the Stonehaven Reform Jubilee.