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A Parody

1884: Representation of the People Act

Author: Anon

Publication: Evening News and Star

Published: 16 October 1884

Place of publication: Glasgow, Scotland

Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical

Featured individuals:
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (1830-1903)

No full copy of this poem is available.

Archive/Library: Mitchell Library, Glasgow
Classmark(s): Microfilm
Pages(s): 4

This poem satirises a peer, who is portrayed as staying on a burning deck, when all of his colleagues have fled.  This peer is portrayed as a figure of 'noble blood' but a 'childish brain'; as being devoted to Lord Salisbury, even when it is in no one's interest.  This poem may be a comment on how opposition to the Reform Bill was compromising the House of Lords and their position.