Francis Jeffrey (review date 1807)
SOURCE: A review of Cobbett's Political Register, in The Edinburgh Review, Vol. X, No. 20, July, 1807, pp. 386-421.
[Jeffrey was a founder and editor of the Edinburgh Review, one of the most influential nineteenth-century British magazines. A liberal Whig, he often allowed his political beliefs to color his critical opinions. In the following excerpt, Jeffrey writes of Cobbett as a political opportunist who overstates the issue of corruption in British politics.]
We are induced to take some notice of [CobbeUt's Political Register] because we are persuaded that it has more influence with that most important and most independent class of society,...
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