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A Farewell Essay in Evil Degenerate Times; Dedicated to W. Wilson, Esq. of Crumock, by his much obliged and humble Servant,

1832: Representation of the People Acts

Author: J. Wilson

Published: 1832

Featured individuals:
William Wilson (died 1836)

No full copy of this poem is available.

Archive/Library: Paisley Central Library
Classmark(s): Paisley Pamphlets, 1832-35 (Volume 17)

This poem  is dated 'Paisley, 18 June, 1832', i.e. before the passing of the Reform Act. William Wilson of Crummock (d.1836) was a long-standing supporter of reform. In Wilson's memoir, William Wilson of Crummock (ed. James Dobie, 1846), we are told that Wilson was 'an advocate for safe and gradual reform' (pp. 157-8).