G.O.M. (Some of his Acts)
Publication: The Bailie
Published: 1 October 1884
Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical
William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898)
No full copy of this poem is available.
Archive/Library: Glasgow University Library
Classmark(s): Hard copy
This poem is split into two sonnets; one titled 'Felling', the other 'Planting'. In the first one, a tree is portrayed as being cut down, and in the second, a new tree is planted. Giving the numerous references to cutting the 'Peer tree' in the period, it is most likely the House of Lords which is 'felled' in this poem. At the end of the poem, the people are heard shouting 'G.O.M.' (the Grand Old Man - Gladstone).