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Ex-provost Cochran, Died 1897

1832: Representation of the People Acts
1867-8: Representation of the People Acts
1884: Representation of the People Act
1918: Representation of the People Act

Author: William Brown

Publication: Gleniffer and Glen Rosa and other Poems

Publisher: Alex. Gardner

Published: 1912

Place of publication: Paisley, Scotland

Publication type: Book

Featured individuals:
King David
Queen Victoria (1819-1901)
Robert Cochran (1808-1897)

No full copy of this poem is available.

Archive/Library: Paisley Central Library
Pages(s): 287

This poem, made up of seven stanzas each of four lines, reflects on the jubilee of Queen Victoria and the death of local reformer, Robert Cochran (a draper), who had campaigned for franchise extension from the very early years of the nineteenth century and who had been a local Chartist leader and Lord Provost of Paisley. Referred to explicitly as a city 'father' is shows the alignment of Paisley's identity with its radical past. Quotes from Burns, The Vision: 'preserved the dignity of man' (line 24).