Publication: Evening News and Star
Published: 16 October 1884
Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (1830-1903)
No full copy of this poem is available.
Archive/Library: Mitchell Library, Glasgow
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.