Publication: The Modern Chevy Chase; or, The Analysis
Publisher: Printed by Miller
Publication type: Chapbook
King William IV (1765-1837)
Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey (1764-1845)
Joseph Hume (1777-1855)
Robert Inglis (1786-1855)
Francis Leveson-Gower (1800-1857)
John Russell, 1st Earl Russell (1792-1878)
John Spencer, Viscount Althorp (1782-1845)
Horace Twiss (1787-1849)
A full copy of this poem is available.
Archive/Library: National Library of Scotland
We are told that this poem was written 'on the ministerial measures for an equal representation of the people in the Commons' House of Parliament. The poem begins by praising the King and all of those who voted to end the 'Boroughmongers' thrall'. The speaker states that a vote should be given to 'every thriving man', and it then details the various complaints of the Tories against reform. The price of the chapbook was three halfpence.