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A Priest

1832: Representation of the People Acts

Author: Anon

Publication: Radical Reformers' Gazette

Published: 12 January 1833

Place of publication: Glasgow, Scotland

Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical

No full copy of this poem is available.

Archive/Library: Mitchell Library, Glasgow
Classmark(s): Reel Number 3015; Pressmark: SNMU 161/97
Pages(s): 143

This poem may well be a fragment as the bottom half of the page is not present.  The poem reflects the strand of sectarianism that was present in the reformism of 1832 - several poems (particularly in The Loyal Reformers' Gazette adopt an anti-Catholic tone).  In this poem, the speaker draws attention to the supposed hypocrisy of the priesthood, for saying that people should not pursue wealth nor be proud, but they are 'embezzled' with gold and are often driven in carriages.