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