Author: Anon [Rhomy]
Publication: Reformers' Gazette
Publisher: Muir, Gowans, & Co.
Published: 28 July 1832
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
The poem is preceded by a line from Byron: 'Trust not for freedom to the Franks'. The poem celebrates Britain's achievements and implies that Britain should now be seen as a beacon for freedom, following the passing of the Reform Bill. We are told that Britain is now 'pure gold, / That's purified been from its poisonous mould'.