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An End

1918: Representation of the People Act

Author: A. A. Wilson

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): 29

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).  The poem is written by one of the Glasgow suffragettes who served a sentence in Holloway, A. A. Wilson.  It is a sombre moment which reflects on the speaker's distress, and implores: 'however hard the task [...] a consummation let me see'.  The speaker desperately hopes that the suffragettes' efforts and imprisonment bear fruits.