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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: 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 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, who sought re-election at the 1832 General Election, and notes that he doesn't stand well amongst his own committee.  The poem also appeared in the anti-Whig The Ten Pounder, where Jeffrey was a popular target.