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Friday Night: St Andrew's Hall

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): 10

In this poem, the speaker comments on the crowded conditions in St Andrew's Hall, Glasgow, on a Friday night.  Another figure in the audience turns to the speaker and says that the easiest way to get out is to 'Cheer for Gladstone' - perhaps suggesting that this was a regular occurence (and annoyance) during the Reform agiation or that the audience members were primarily Tories.