A Much-"Moving" Speaker
Publication: The Bailie
Published: 8 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 comments on, and mocks, Gladstone's 1884 tour of Scotland, where he spoke at various railway stations. We are told that 'at every petty railway station', he spins 'forth a long oration'. The title critiques the fact that he gave his speech and then moved on.