The Essex Defeat Dinner
Author: Anon [Left Speaking]
Publication: Glasgow Chronicle
Published: 22 June 1831
Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical
No full copy of this poem is available.
Archive/Library: Mitchell Library, Glasgow
Classmark(s): Hard copy: BX 42a
This poem is attributed to the Norwich Mercury, a Norwich newspaper. The local politics of reform in Essex are presented in this poem and it particularly mocks the anti-reform MP George Dawson who falsely claims that Reform 'was losing every where' in Northamptonshire. He also advises the electorate to 'set your faces against all Reform'. Other obscure figures are mentioned, including Gooch and Milton.