Raising the Fiery Cross (some way after Sir Walter Scott)
Publication: Daily Review
Published: 28 August 1884
Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical
No full copy of this poem is available.
Archive/Library: National Library of Scotland
Classmark(s): Hard copy
In this poem, Gladstone, the leader of the Reform movement in 1884, is portrayed as a dauntless clan chieftain with an 'eagle eye', while Disraeli is portrayed as a traitor. The poem concludes by portraying Gladstone as a military leader, supported by 'exulting Rads'. The poem is attributed to Punch, a London-based satirical magazine.