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Issue Details: First known date: 1861... 1861 The Song of the Pen
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  • The first two lines of this poem follow Thomas Hood's 'The Song of the Shirt'. Here an overworked parliamentary reporter complains at the never ending vacuous speeches made by the members, which continue throughout night and into the early morning.

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    y separately published work icon The Empire 14 December 1861 Z1765534 1861 newspaper issue 1861 pg. 8
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