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Gladstone's Visit to the North

1884: Representation of the People Act

Author: Anon [W. W.]

Publication: Ayrshire Post

Published: 2 September 1884

Place of publication: Ayr, Scotland

Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical

Featured individuals:
William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898)

A full copy of this poem is available.

Archive/Library: Carnegie Library, Ayr
Pages(s): 3

A poem in celebration of Gladstone's visit to his constituency of Midlothian, using Scots and a form and language common in popular political song ('merrily O! ? cheerily O!') and drawing on Old Testament imagery and Shakespeare. In particular, it narrates the excitement in the city, and among the visitors who came into Edinburgh to see him.