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For A' That, An' A' That

1867-8: Representation of the People Acts

Publication: For A' That, An' A.That

Published: 4 November 1868

Place of publication: Paisley, Scotland

Publication type: Broadside

No full copy of this poem is available.

Archive/Library: Paisley Central Library
Classmark(s): Paisley Pamphlets, 1868 (Volume 42)

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.