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Lines to Freedom. Inscribed to James J. Lamb, Esq., Underwood Cottage

1867-8: Representation of the People Acts

Author: Robert Cathcart (1817-1870)

Publication: Paisley Herald and Renfrewshire Advertiser

Published: 24 October 1868

Place of publication: Paisley, Scotland

Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical

Featured individuals:
James J. Lamb (1817-1873)

No full copy of this poem is available.

Archive/Library: Paisley Central Library

The poem is dated 'Paisley, October 6, 1868'. The newspaper notes that this poem is intended for a forthcoming volume, one assumes Cathcart's Gloamin' Hours (Paisley: Paisley Herald, 1868). The poem in four stanzas, traces the seasons and aligns 'Freedom' to their contrasting properties., e.g. 'Hail Freedom, like spring-time thou comest, in splendour,'. James J. Lamb (1817-1873) was also a poet, and a local councillor and J.P.. (See Robert Brown, Paisley Poets, Vol. 2 (Paisley: J.& J. Cook, 1890), pp. 83-88.