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Hail to Him!

1832: Representation of the People Acts

Author: Anon [H. S.]

Publication: Reformers' Gazette

Publisher: Muir, Gowans, & Co.

Published: 11 August 1832

Place of publication: Glasgow, Scotland

Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical

Featured individuals:
Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey (1764-1845)

No full copy of this poem is available.

This poem has a set tune, and its title is:
Cam ye by Athol.

Archive/Library: Mitchell Library, Glasgow
Classmark(s): Reel Number: 3089; Pressmark: SNMU 175/98
Pages(s): 102

Here, Earl Grey, the pro-reform Prime Minster, is styled as 'Friend of the People, and foe of the Tory'.  The poem acknoledges that his course was slow, but praises his calm, steadfast nature.  Although the poem is largely written in English, there are a few expressions in Scots.