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Aytoun the Yeoman; or, The Orator Left in the Lurch by One of His Own Voters

1832: Representation of the People Acts

Author: Anon

Publication: Reform Songs and Squibs

Publisher: Printed by Peter Brown

Place of publication: Edinburgh, Scotland

Publication type: Book

Featured individuals:
James Aytoun (1797-1881)

A full copy of this poem is available.

Further information:

This poem has a set tune, and its title is:
Mr Orator Puff.

Archive/Library: Aberdeen University Library
Classmark(s): 82 (41) 17 Ref
Pages(s): 45-46

This collection was published by Peter Brown.  Brown was a 'ten pounder' who was newly enfranchised by the Reform Bill but he was bitterly opposed to the Whigs.  This poem mocks Aytoun and portrays him as a 'Tory who's turned his coat' and 'Mr Slyboots'.  The Battle of Bonnymuir is referenced.