Epigram on the canvassing of a learned Lord.
Publication: Reform Songs and Squibs
Publisher: Printed by Peter Brown
Publication type: Book
Francis Jeffrey (1773-1850)
A full copy of this poem is available.
Archive/Library: Aberdeen University Library
Classmark(s): 82 (41) 17 Ref
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.