Epigram on the canvassing of a learned Lord.
Publication: The Ten Pounder
Publisher: Peter Brown
Published: 24 November 1832
Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical
Francis Jeffrey (1773-1850)
A full copy of this poem is available.
Archive/Library: Glasgow University Library
Classmark(s): Sp Coll Mu56-e.12
The editor of this journal, Peter Brown, was a ‘ten pounder’: ‘one of those who have been called into political existence, as it were, by the great measure which has lately given a new character to public affairs’. Despite this, he was against those calling for more reform. This short poem attacks one of the architects of parliamentary reform, Francis Jeffrey, for treating voters with contempt.