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An Acrostic

1832: Representation of the People Acts

Author: Anon [W. S.]

Publication: A Monthly Scrap Book; for December

Publisher: John Miller

Place of publication: Dunfermline, Scotland

Publication type: Chapbook

A full copy of this poem is available.

Further information:
http://digital.nls.uk/chapbooks-printed-in-scotland/pageturner.cfm?id=108067277

Archive/Library: National Library of Scotland
Classmark(s): L.C.2799(12)
Pages(s): 2

The subtitle for this poem is 'December, Eighteen Hundred and Thirty-Two', making it almost certain that this chapbook was published in 1832, although no date is offered on the front of the chapbook.  The poem reflects on what has happened in 1832 and the first event mentioned is 'Reform', and the speaker notes that 'our civil rights' are now 'restor'd'.  Cholera is also referred to as one of the defining features of 1832.