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1832: Representation of the People Acts

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.