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A Hymn for Europe

1832: Representation of the People Acts

Author: Anon [C. F.]

Publication: Reformers' Gazette

Publisher: Muir, Gowans, & Co.

Published: 23 June 1832

Place of publication: Glasgow, Scotland

Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical

No full copy of this poem is available.

Archive/Library: Mitchell Library, Glasgow
Classmark(s): Reel Number: 3089; Pressmark: SNMU 175/98
Pages(s): 467

This poem has a note included with it: 'Paisley, June, 1832', presumably where and when the poem was written.  The poem asks Europe to wake from its sleep, and usher in freedom.  There are no references specifically to the Reform Bill but the overcoming of tyranny and usurpation is perhaps a veiled reference to anti-reformers.  This is another poem which styles the people in opposition to the monarchy, which is consistent with the less loyalist editorial line of the paper by this point: it had rebranded itself from 'The Loyal Reformers' Gazette' had to 'The Reformer's Gazette'.