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1884: Representation of the People Act

Author: Anon

Publication: The Bailie

Published: 3 September 1884

Place of publication: Glasgow, Scotland

Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical

Featured individuals:
William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898)

No full copy of this poem is available.

Archive/Library: Glasgow University Library
Classmark(s): Hard copy
Pages(s): 2

This poem asserts support for the Franchise Bill and for Gladstone, who is referred to as still talking like a 'fresh 'un', despite his age.  The refrain throughout the poem is: 'Hi! who's for the procession?' - presumably a reference to the massive Glasgow Franchise Demonstration in September 1884.