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[Descend, sweet Liberty, descend]

1832: Representation of the People Acts

Author: Anon

Publication: Reformers' Gazette

Publisher: Muir, Gowans, & Co.

Published: 11 August 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): 97

This poem, which appears on the front cover of this issue, is part of the editorial statement: the Irish Reform Bill has just been given Royal Assent and there is hope that it will be 'the harbinger of brighter and better days, for that beautiful, but ill-fated country!'.  Ireland is described in the poem as 'Hibernia's wretched isle'.  The speaker asks Liberty to descend to Ireland and to 'extend thy olive branch afar, / And reign in every nation round!'.