The History of Leith

April 1, 2006

Broadside publication of a poem entitled ‘The Burial of Mr Gladstone’

The introductory text reads: ‘A New Poem, composed May 1898, by Sir WM. TOPAZ. M’GONAGALL, Poet, Knight of the White Elephant, Burmah, No. 21 Lothian Street, Edinburgh.’ The poem itself begins: ‘Alas! The people now do sigh and moan, / For the loss of Wm. Ewart Gladstone’. It has been signed by the poet. Gladstone (1809-98) was a former Liberal Prime Minister.for more click here

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