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1884: Representation of the People Act

Author: Anon

Publication: Daily Review

Published: 8 September 1884

Place of publication: Edinburgh, Scotland

Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical

Featured individuals:
William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898)

No full copy of this poem is available.

Archive/Library: National Library of Scotland
Classmark(s): Hard copy
Pages(s): 1

This is a commercial publicity poem that focuses on the issue of reform.  The poem promotes Tabernacle, a furniture store based at 19 Greenside Place, Edinburgh.  The poem heralds the importance of reform, but not just parliamentary - The Tabernacle positions itself as backing the 'popular wants' in terms of furniture.  That said, The Tabernacle does not position itself as opposed to anti-Reformers; the poem states that the Tabernacle will supply all, from peasant to peer.