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A New Sang to an Auld Tune

1832: Representation of the People Acts

Author: Anon [C. F.]

Publication: Reformers' Gazette

Publisher: Muir, Gowans, & Co.

Published: 28 July 1832

Place of publication: Glasgow, Scotland

Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical

Featured individuals:
Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen (1792-1849)
King William IV (1765-1837)
Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington (1769-1852)

No full copy of this poem is available.

This poem has a set tune, and its title is:
The mucking o' Geordie's byre.

Archive/Library: Mitchell Library, Glasgow
Classmark(s): Reel Number: 3089; Pressmark: SNMU 175/98
Pages(s): 71

An allegorical poem, written in Scots, which portrays a herd of cattle ['nowte'] as patiently suffering from hunger.  King William IV is the farmer and his neighbour is the Duke of Wellington.  Wellington tells Willie and his German wife to 'crack the whip loudly / And mak' things before them to bow'.  It leaves with a warning, that many cows may rise in battle.