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Lines on Andrew Hardie's Grave

1832: Representation of the People Acts

Author: J. Lemon

Publication: Reformers' Gazette

Publisher: Muir, Gowans, & Co.

Published: 22 December 1832

Place of publication: Glasgow, Scotland

Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical

Featured individuals:
Andrew Hardie (1793-1820)

A full copy of this poem is available.

Archive/Library: Mitchell Library, Glasgow
Classmark(s): Reel Number: 3089; Pressmark: SNMU 175/98
Pages(s): 413-414

The subject of this poem is Andrew Hardie, one of the reformers executed during the Radical War of 1820, also known as the Scottish Insurrection.  The poem expresses disdain towards those who 'singled out' and killed Hardie, while it styles Hardie as 'our hero', who faught 'in Freedom's cause'.  A note is included with the poem: 'Glasgow, 1832', presumably where and when the poem was written.