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On the Death of Lord Brougham

1832: Representation of the People Acts
1867-8: Representation of the People Acts

Author: John Macgregor (1790-1870)

Publication: Paisley and Renfrewshire Gazette

Published: 16 May 1868

Place of publication: Paisley, Scotland

Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical

Featured individuals:
Henry Brougham (1778-1868)
Giuseppe Mazzini (1805-1872)

No full copy of this poem is available.

Archive/Library: Paisley Central Library
Pages(s): 5

This poem of eight (eight-line) verses marks the death of (Edinburgh-born) Lord Brougham who was prominent in the cause of Reform in the early years of the nineteenth century, famously opposing the slave trade and acting as counsel for Queen Caroline in 1820. Accompanying John Macgregor's poem was a note to the press indicating that 'he had the pleasure of dining with Lord Brougham nearly 50 years ago'. The only criticism levelled against Brougham was his attitude towards Mazzini.