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Boroughmongers' Downfall

1832: Representation of the People Acts

Author: Peter Gibb

Publication: Boroughmongers' Downfall

Published: 1832

Place of publication: Paisley, Scotland

Publication type: Broadside

Featured individuals:
King William IV (1765-1837)

No full copy of this poem is available.

Archive/Library: Paisley Central Library

Peter Gibb, referred to in Robert Brown's Paisley Poets (1889 ed.) as 'an 'enterer of weavers' webs' (347) appears not to have published very many poems. This poem - 6 eight-line stanzas and a four-line coda - celebrates the rebirth of liberty and the end of the corruption associated with rotten boroughs. A parade is described and William IV described as 'our Reforming King'.