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A New Song

1832: Representation of the People Acts

Author: Anon

Publication: Aberdeen Chronicle

Published: 14 July 1832

Place of publication: Aberdeen, Scotland

Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical

Featured individuals:
Thomas Burnett

No full copy of this poem is available.

This poem has a set tune, and its title is:
Tuttle Tatle.

Archive/Library: Aberdeen Central Library
Classmark(s): Reel no. NP12421
Pages(s): 2

This poem is addressed to the Mearns-shire farmers, and the speaker tells them not to 'vote in slaverie'. The poem asks the farmers to give their vote to Thomas Burnett, one of the Liberal candidates for the Kincardineshire seat; they are also implored to 'spurn' the 'enemie' or reform (the Tories).  The poem finishes with the line 'Reform shall bear the gree'.