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Full Tide

1918: Representation of the People Act

Author: A. A. Wilson

This poem appears in our anthology

Publication: Holloway Jingles

Publisher: Glasgow Branch of the W.S.P.U (Women's Social and Political Union)

Published: 1912

Place of publication: Glasgow, Scotland

Publication type: Chapbook

A full copy of this poem is available.

Archive/Library: National Library of Scotland
Classmark(s): RB.s.591
Pages(s): 20

This poem appears in Holloway Jingles, a collection of poems written by militant suffragettes serving sentences in Holloway Prison during March and April, 1912, which were compiled by a Glaswegian inmate, Nancy A. John, and subsequently published by the Glasgow branch of the W.S.P.U. (the militarist Women's Social and Political Union).  This poem is written by one of the Glasgow suffragettes who served a sentence in Holloway, A. A. Wilson.  The poem heralds the fact that 'the tide has turned' and urges 'Oh rising tide, flow in!' - presumably an allegory for the rise of women's rights.