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The Champion of Reform

1832: Representation of the People Acts

It is not clear if this poem is published in Scotland, or written by a Scottish poet.  The poem is a celebration of the passing of the Great Reform Bill, and it particularly heralds the efforts of Earl Grey as well as Hume, Brougham and O'Connell.  The poem has clearly been written before the passing of the 'Scotch and Irish Bills', later in 1832, as the speaker hopes that they will be passed shortly.  A handwritten note is included at the bottom of the broadside, 5 July 1832, which may refer to the publication date.