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1884: Representation of the People Act

Author: Anon

Publication: The Bailie

Published: 8 October 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): 7

This sonnet pokes fun at the mania surrounding Gladstone, noting that every age is 'fam'd with more than one great man', and it asks the reader to consider why Gladstone's name should be sounded more than theirs.