Database of Poems

Back to results

Address to the Poles

1832: Representation of the People Acts

Author: Anon [A Lady]

Publication: Paisley Advertiser

Published: 25 June 1831

Place of publication: Paisley, Scotland

Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical

Featured individuals:
Andrzej Tadeusz Bonawentura Kosciuszko (1746-1817)

No full copy of this poem is available.

Archive/Library: Paisley Central Library

Purported to be written by 'a Lady', this poem addresses the plight of Poland following the November Rising of 1831 (an armed uprising against the Russian Empire). It shows women's interest in politics at this time, and a general public interest in the cause of reform across Europe of which the fight for the vote in Britain was just one element.