For A' That, An' A' That
This poem, evoking the legacy of Burns's poem of the same name, is one of many written during the Paisley general election of 1868. (The poem is dated - by hand - Nov. 4, 1868.) The Colonel referred to is Campbell of Blythswood, the Tory candidate; Kintrea is the radical candidate; and Crum (Crum Ewing) the official Liberal candidate. The poem supports the (ultimately unsuccessful) Tory candidate.