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Liberty!

1832: Representation of the People Acts

Author: Anon [Rhomy]

Publication: Reformers' Gazette

Publisher: Muir, Gowans, & Co.

Published: 28 July 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): 70-71

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'.