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Epigram on the canvassing of a learned Lord.

1832: Representation of the People Acts

Author: Anon

Publication: The Ten Pounder

Publisher: Peter Brown

Published: 24 November 1832

Place of publication: Lady Stair's Close, Edinburgh, Scotland

Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical

Featured individuals:
Francis Jeffrey (1773-1850)

A full copy of this poem is available.

Further information:

Archive/Library: Glasgow University Library
Classmark(s): Sp Coll Mu56-e.12
Pages(s): 96

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.