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The Devil and the Tories

1832: Representation of the People Acts

This song, with several lines written in Scots, applauds the reformers, especially the Whigs, and mocks the Tories, who are described as the 'corruptionists'.  Several Tory figures are attacked in the song, and there is a reference to 'Buckinghams' and 'Sir Charlie' but it is not entirely clear who these refer to.  There are no publication details printed on the broadside so we cannot be sure where or when the song was published.