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The Rubaiyat as a tool for Votes for Women

November 4, 2019

 

Votes_for_Women_newspaper_1907_(22797474871)Bob Forrest has sent us a parody of FitzGerald’s Rubaiyat that was produced as part of the fight for women’s suffrage in the UK in the early 20th century.  The full poem entitled The Rubaiyat of a Suffragist is shown below.  We are delighted that Bob has given us this opportunity to acknowledge, rather belatedly, the centenary last year of the final granting of votes to women.  The poem appeared in the Votes for Women newspaper on January 28th, 1916.

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