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Epigram on the canvassing of a learned Lord.

1832: Representation of the People Acts

Author: Anon

Publication: Reform Songs and Squibs

Publisher: Printed by Peter Brown

Place of publication: Edinburgh, Scotland

Publication type: Book

Featured individuals:
Francis Jeffrey (1773-1850)

A full copy of this poem is available.

Further information:

Archive/Library: Aberdeen University Library
Classmark(s): 82 (41) 17 Ref
Pages(s): 90

The publisher of this collection, 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.  The poem also appeared in The Ten Pounder, an anti-Whig periodical edited by Brown.