[Descend, sweet Liberty, descend]
Publication: Reformers' Gazette
Publisher: Muir, Gowans, & Co.
Published: 11 August 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
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!'.