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The British House of Peers

1884: Representation of the People Act

Author: Anon [R. C.]

Publication: Evening Times

Published: 23 August 1884

Place of publication: Glasgow, Scotland

Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical

Featured individuals:
Charles Bradlaugh (1833-1891)
John Bright (1811-1889)
Joseph Chamberlain (1836-1914)
Henry Labouchère (1793-1869)
Wilfrid Lawson (1829-1906)

No full copy of this poem is available.

This poem has a set tune, and its title is:
The British Grenadiers.

Archive/Library: Mitchell Library, Glasgow
Classmark(s): Microfilm
Pages(s): 2

This song is encourages the reader to sign the praises of the 'British House of Peers!'.  However, the poem is clearly mocking of the peers, and the fact that they bade a 'Tyrant Premier' to 'inquire the nation's will' and prevent the passing of the franchise bill.