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Lorne and Louise: A Republican Rhyme

1867-8: Representation of the People Acts

Author: Anon [A Working Man]

Publication: Lorne and Louise

Publisher: David Glassford, 10 St Mirren Street

Published: 1870

Place of publication: Paisley, Scotland

Publication type: Chapbook

Featured individuals:
King Edward VII (1841-1910)
John Campbell, Marquess of Lorne (1845-1914)
Princess Louise Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939)

No full copy of this poem is available.

Archive/Library: Paisley Central Library
Classmark(s): Paisley Pamphlets, 1869 (Volume 43)

Title page notes that the poem is 'Dedicated to our Scottish Representatives in Parliament'. This chapbook was priced at a penny. The poet takes issues with parliamentarians who, having been elected to promote retrenchment and reform had agreed to additional finances for royal ceremonial and pensions. This is one of the few republican poems that have survived and is notable as at the time of its publication (187), just two years after the extension of the franchise, it is clear that more radical wishes were not being addressed.