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Reform

1832: Representation of the People Acts

Author: Anon [N. L. N.]

Publication: Reformers' Gazette

Publisher: Muir, Gowans, & Co.

Published: 25 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): 131

An incredibly enthusiastic poem, which overstates the gains of the Reform Bill.  The speaker writes that freedom has now been 'given alike to every man' and that 'corruption, brib'ry, vice' have been destroyed by the 'flood of light burst in upon our land'. The poem is written in iambic pentatmeter, with an ABAB rhyming scheme.