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A Much-"Moving" Speaker

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

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.