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1832: Representation of the People Acts

Author: Anon [J. M'G.]

Publication: Reformers' Gazette

Publisher: Muir, Gowans, & Co.

Published: 1 September 1832

Place of publication: Glasgow, Scotland

Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical

Featured individuals:
Henry Brougham (1778-1868)
Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey (1764-1845)
Joseph Hume (1777-1855)
Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847)

A full copy of this poem is available.

This poem has a set tune, and its title is:
Gill Morris.

Archive/Library: Mitchell Library, Glasgow
Classmark(s): Reel Number: 3089; Pressmark: SNMU 175/98
Pages(s): 149

This poem is largely written in Scots and asserts a Scottish voice, within a three-kingdom Britain.  Key pro-reformers from each kingdom are mentioned: Earl Grey (from England), Lord Henry Broughman and Joseph Hume (from Scotland) and Daniel O'Connell (from Ireland).  The three kingdoms' musical instruments are also referenced: harp, horn and pibroch (bagpipe).  The poem focuses on the oppression of Britian, which has now been overcome (following the Reform Bill).  The poem has a note included: 'Glasgow, August, 1832', presumably where and when the poem was written.