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Epigram on a certain large dinner party given by the same name

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:
https://books.google.co.uk/books/reader?id=gAwZAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&output=reader&pg=GBS.PA96

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 poem attacks the pro-reform Francis Jeffrey, a popular target in The Ten Pounder who sought re-election at the 1832 General Election, and notes that he doesn't stand well amongst his own committee.