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Lines to the Memory of Thomas Muir, Younger, of Huntershill.

1832: Representation of the People Acts

Author: Dugald Moore (1805-1841)

Publication: The Brougham; a weekly paper of useful and entertaining knowledge

Published: 1832

Place of publication: Glasgow, Scotland

Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical

Featured individuals:
John Hampden (c.1595-1643)
Thomas Muir (1765-1799)

A full copy of this poem is available.

Archive/Library: Glasgow University Library
Classmark(s): Special Collections: Mu.1-e.12

This long poem is written by Dugald Moore, who we are told is also the author of 'The African,' 'Scenes from the Flood' and 'The Bridal Night'.  The speaker heralds 'Immortal Muir' as an 'Illustrious Patriot', 'the fearless Hampden of the North', and the 'Champion of truth'.  The poem also attacks the tyrants who opposed Muir, including his Judge - their graves are protrayed as 'shrouded in eternal rust'.  But we are told that 'freedom now rises as the storms disperse', which may well be a reference to the rise of pro-reformism in 1832, resulting in the passage of the Reform Bill (1832).  This poem appears in a collection of cuttings from The Brougham - it is not clear which issue it was clipped from.