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Cum Grano Salisbury

1884: Representation of the People Act

Author: Anon

Publication: The Bailie

Published: 1 October 1884

Place of publication: Glasgow, Scotland

Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical

Featured individuals:
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (1830-1903)
William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898)

No full copy of this poem is available.

Archive/Library: Glasgow University Library
Classmark(s): Hard copy
Pages(s): 7

This poem imagines what will happen when the Franchise Bill is passed, namely the threat to the 'House of Peers'.  It mocks Salisbury as being responsible for this.