Publication type: Broadside
A full copy of this poem is available.
This poem has a set tune, and its title is:
Whistle o'er the lave o't.
Archive/Library: National Library of Scotland
This poem is preceded by a woodcut illustration that mimics the United Kingdom's heraldry: two cats appear, as opposed to the lion and unicorn, and the motto is: 'Touch not the Cat but a Glove' (the Clan Mackintosh motto). The poem is a celebration of reform and the champions of it. It proposes a toast that should 'rebound / Through Caledonia's land man'. It also states that corruption's house should be cleaned by a 'Brougham' - a pun on the pro-reform Lord Chancellor's name. There are no publication details on the broadside so we cannot be sure where/when it was published, but it was most likely published in Edinburgh in the second half of 1832.