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Lines on the Reform Jubilee

1832: Representation of the People Acts

Author: Anon [A. N.]

Publication: Aberdeen Herald, and General Advertiser for the Counties of Aberdeen, Banff, & Kincardine

Published: 15 September 1832

Place of publication: Aberdeen, Scotland

Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical

No full copy of this poem is available.

Archive/Library: Aberdeen Central Library
Classmark(s): Microfilm
Pages(s): 2

This poem describes the reform jubilee (presumaly in Aberdeen) where 'Scotland's sons in long array, / Walked forth in freedom and in might'.  These jubilees were common throughout Scotland, they were a way of collectively celebrating the passing of the Reform Bill, in the summer of 1832. The poem depicts the clothing worn and banners that were flown on the day, and it is described as a day that will be remembered forever.