Blair K (2016) 'The drunkard's raggit wean': Broadside culture and the politics of temperance verse [« The Drunkard’s Raggit Wean » : la culture des imprimés placardés et la politique de la poésie de la tempérance]. Cahiers Victoriens and Edouardiens, 2016 (84). https://doi.org/10.4000/cve.2918
This article examines the circulation of a well-known temperance poem and song by Glasgow poet John Crawford, ‘The Drunkard’s Raggit Wean’, considering its function as a broadside and its reprinting in the newspaper press and other venues. It argues for the significance and continued popularity of broadsides in the mid-Victorian period, and highlights the importance of temperance verse in this period’s popular culture.
poetry; broadside; newspaper; temperance; Scottish
Cahiers Victoriens and Edouardiens: Volume 2016, Issue 84