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The Phantom Duke

1832: Representation of the People Acts

Author: Anon

Publication: Reformers' Gazette

Publisher: Muir, Gowans, & Co.

Published: 9 June 1832

Place of publication: Glasgow, Scotland

Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical

Featured individuals:
Alexander Baring (1774-1848)
John Singleton Copley, Lord Lyndhurst (1772-1863)
John Wilson Croker (1780-1857)
Robert Peel (1788-1850)
Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington (1769-1852)

No full copy of this poem is available.

Archive/Library: Mitchell Library, Glasgow
Classmark(s): Reel Number: 3089; Pressmark: SNMU 175/98
Pages(s): 434

This poem is attributed to the Examiner, a London newspaper.  It continues on from the previous issue, where the first half of the poem was published.  The poem satirises the Duke of Wellington, an anti-Reform Tory, who had recently failed to form a government.  This half of the poem portrays the anti-reformers as fractured devils, and extends on Wellington's egotism.