A History of Parliamentary Elections and Electioneering in the Old Days Showing the State of Political Parties and Party Warfare at the Hustings and in the House of Commons from the Stuarts to Queen Victoria
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A History of Parliamentary Elections and Electioneering in the Old Days Showing the State of Political Parties and Party Warfare at the Hustings and in the House of Commons from the Stuarts to Queen Victoria

By Joseph Grego
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  • A HISTORY OF PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS AND ELECTIONEERING IN THE OLD DAYS SHOWING THE STATE OF POLITICAL PARTIES AND PARTY WARFARE AT THE HUSTINGS AND IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS FROM THE STUARTS TO QUEEN VICTORIA CANDIDATES ADDRESSING THEIR CONSTITUENTS. ILLUSTRATED FROM THE ORIGINAL POLITICAL SQUIBS, LAMPOONS PICTORIAL SATIRES, AND POPULAR CARICATURES OF THE TIME BY JOSEPH GREGO AUTHOR OF “JAMES GILLRAY, THE CARICATURIST: HIS LIFE, WORKS, AND TIMES” “ROWLANDSON, THE CARICATURIST: HIS LIFE, TIMES, AND WORKS,” ETC. London CHATTO AND WINDUS, PICCADILLY 1886 [The right of translation is reserved]
    • PREFACE.
    • CONTENTS.
    • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.
    • CHAPTER I. CONCERNING EARLY PARLIAMENTS AND ELECTIONS OF KNIGHTS AND BURGESSES.
      • “To our much honoured and worthie Friend, J. Harrington, Esq., at his house at Kelston, near Bathe.
      • “A NOTE OF MY BATHE BUSINESS ABOUT THE PARLIAMENT.
      • “THE EARLE OF SALSBURY’S LETTER.
    • “To our much honoured and worthie Friend, J. Harrington, Esq., at his house at Kelston, near Bathe.
    • “A NOTE OF MY BATHE BUSINESS ABOUT THE PARLIAMENT.
    • “THE EARLE OF SALSBURY’S LETTER.
    • CHAPTER II. PARLIAMENTARY LIFE UNDER THE STUARTS; PAID MEMBERS.
      • “A GENERAL SALE OF REBELLIOUS HOUSEHOLD STUFF.
      • “HIS MAJESTY’S MOST GRACIOUS SPEECH TO BOTH HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT.
        • ”Resolved, Nemine Contradicente,—
        • “Resolved, Nemine Contradicente,—
      • ”Resolved, Nemine Contradicente,—
      • “Resolved, Nemine Contradicente,—
      • “A PENSIONER PARLIAMENT: ANSWER TO THE BALLAD CALLED ‘THE CHEQUER INN.’
        • “I.
        • “II.
        • “III.
      • “I.
      • “II.
      • “III.
      • “THE PARLIAMENT HOUSE TO BE LET.
        • “1678.
      • “1678.
      • “A LITANY FROM GENEVA,
        • IN ANSWER TO A LITANY FROM ST. OMER.
      • IN ANSWER TO A LITANY FROM ST. OMER.
      • “THE STATESMAN’S ALMANACK.
      • EPILOGUE.
      • “PLAIN DEALING,
      • “A SPEECH WITHOUT DOORS MADE BY A PLEBEIAN TO HIS NOBLE FRIENDS.
      • “THE PARLIAMENT DISSOLVED AT OXFORD.
        • March 28, 1681.
      • March 28, 1681.
      • “ON PARLIAMENT REMOVING FROM LONDON TO OXFORD.
      • “THE WHIGS’ DOWNFALL.
      • “TO MR. E. L. ON HIS MAJESTY’S DISSOLVING THE LATE PARLIAMENT AT OXFORD.
    • “A GENERAL SALE OF REBELLIOUS HOUSEHOLD STUFF.
    • “HIS MAJESTY’S MOST GRACIOUS SPEECH TO BOTH HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT.
      • ”Resolved, Nemine Contradicente,—
      • “Resolved, Nemine Contradicente,—
    • ”Resolved, Nemine Contradicente,—
    • “Resolved, Nemine Contradicente,—
    • “A PENSIONER PARLIAMENT: ANSWER TO THE BALLAD CALLED ‘THE CHEQUER INN.’
      • “I.
      • “II.
      • “III.
    • “I.
    • “II.
    • “III.
    • “THE PARLIAMENT HOUSE TO BE LET.
      • “1678.
    • “1678.
    • “A LITANY FROM GENEVA,
      • IN ANSWER TO A LITANY FROM ST. OMER.
    • IN ANSWER TO A LITANY FROM ST. OMER.
    • “THE STATESMAN’S ALMANACK.
    • EPILOGUE.
    • “PLAIN DEALING,
    • “A SPEECH WITHOUT DOORS MADE BY A PLEBEIAN TO HIS NOBLE FRIENDS.
    • “THE PARLIAMENT DISSOLVED AT OXFORD.
      • March 28, 1681.
    • March 28, 1681.
    • “ON PARLIAMENT REMOVING FROM LONDON TO OXFORD.
    • “THE WHIGS’ DOWNFALL.
    • “TO MR. E. L. ON HIS MAJESTY’S DISSOLVING THE LATE PARLIAMENT AT OXFORD.
    • CHAPTER III. PARLIAMENTS AND ELECTIONEERING UNDER JAMES II., WILLIAM III., AND QUEEN ANNE.
      • “ON THE CALLING OF A FREE PARLIAMENT. January 15, 1668-9.
      • “THE WHIGS’ ADDRESS TO HIS MAJESTY.
      • “THE PATRIOTS. 1700.
      • “THE UNIVERSITY BALLAD; OR THE CHURCH’S ADVICE TO HER TWO DAUGHTERS, OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE.
      • “THE OLD TACK AND THE NEW.
      • “A FULL AND AMPLE EXPLANATION OF ONE KING JAMES’S DECLARATION.
      • “THE RIGHT AND TRUE HISTORY OF PERKIN.
    • “ON THE CALLING OF A FREE PARLIAMENT. January 15, 1668-9.
    • “THE WHIGS’ ADDRESS TO HIS MAJESTY.
    • “THE PATRIOTS. 1700.
    • “THE UNIVERSITY BALLAD; OR THE CHURCH’S ADVICE TO HER TWO DAUGHTERS, OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE.
    • “THE OLD TACK AND THE NEW.
    • “A FULL AND AMPLE EXPLANATION OF ONE KING JAMES’S DECLARATION.
    • “THE RIGHT AND TRUE HISTORY OF PERKIN.
    • CHAPTER IV. ELECTIONEERING AND PARTY TACTICS UNDER GEORGE I. AND II.
      • “THE INDEPENDENT WESTMINSTER ELECTORS’ TOAST.42 IN MEMORY OF THE GLORIOUS TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY. To the Tune of ‘Come, let us prepare,’ etc.
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      • “THE INDEPENDENT WESTMINSTER CHOICE, OR, PERCEVAL AND EDWIN. To the Tune of ‘The Free Masons.’
      • “THE TRUE ENGLISH-BOYS’ SONG TO VERNON’S GLORY. OCCASIONED BY THE BIRTHDAY OF THAT BRAVE ADMIRAL. To be sung round the Bonfires of London and Westminster.
      • “THE LORDS’ LAMENTATION; OR, THE WHITTINGTON DEFEAT.
      • “PEG TRIM TRAM IN THE SUDS; OR, NO FRENCH STROLLERS.
      • “AUX ELECTEURS TRÈS DIGNES DE WESTMINSTER.
        • “Un Veritable Anglois.
        • “To my Lord Trentham.
      • “Un Veritable Anglois.
      • “To my Lord Trentham.
      • “TO THE WORTHY ELECTORS OF WESTMINSTER.
    • “THE INDEPENDENT WESTMINSTER ELECTORS’ TOAST.42 IN MEMORY OF THE GLORIOUS TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY. To the Tune of ‘Come, let us prepare,’ etc.
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      • 11.
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    • “THE INDEPENDENT WESTMINSTER CHOICE, OR, PERCEVAL AND EDWIN. To the Tune of ‘The Free Masons.’
    • “THE TRUE ENGLISH-BOYS’ SONG TO VERNON’S GLORY. OCCASIONED BY THE BIRTHDAY OF THAT BRAVE ADMIRAL. To be sung round the Bonfires of London and Westminster.
    • “THE LORDS’ LAMENTATION; OR, THE WHITTINGTON DEFEAT.
    • “PEG TRIM TRAM IN THE SUDS; OR, NO FRENCH STROLLERS.
    • “AUX ELECTEURS TRÈS DIGNES DE WESTMINSTER.
      • “Un Veritable Anglois.
      • “To my Lord Trentham.
    • “Un Veritable Anglois.
    • “To my Lord Trentham.
    • “TO THE WORTHY ELECTORS OF WESTMINSTER.
    • CHAPTER V. SATIRES ON THE PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS OF 1754.
      • “THE PARLIAMENTARY RACE; OR, THE CITY JOCKIES.
      • “LONDON.
      • “OXFORD.
    • “THE PARLIAMENTARY RACE; OR, THE CITY JOCKIES.
    • “LONDON.
    • “OXFORD.
    • CHAPTER VI. JOHN WILKES AS A POPULAR REPRESENTATIVE.
      • “TO THE GENTLEMEN, CLERGY, AND FREEHOLDERS OF THE COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX.
    • “TO THE GENTLEMEN, CLERGY, AND FREEHOLDERS OF THE COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX.
    • CHAPTER VII. MIDDLESEX ELECTIONS, 1768-9.
      • “TO THE REV. JOHN HORNE, MINISTER OF BRENTFORD.
      • “THE GOTHAM ADDRESSERS; OR, A PEEP AT THE HEARSE.”
    • “TO THE REV. JOHN HORNE, MINISTER OF BRENTFORD.
    • “THE GOTHAM ADDRESSERS; OR, A PEEP AT THE HEARSE.”
    • CHAPTER VIII. PETITIONS AND REMONSTRANCES TO THE THRONE, 1769-70.
      • “A NEW SONG; BEING A POETICAL PETITION TO THE KING.
    • “A NEW SONG; BEING A POETICAL PETITION TO THE KING.
    • CHAPTER IX. REMARKABLE ELECTIONS AND CONTROVERTED ELECTION PETITIONS, 1768 TO 1784.
      • “SIR JEFFERY DUNSTAN’S ADDRESS TO THE WORTHY ELECTORS OF THE ANCIENT BOROUGH OF GARRATT,
        • “NOW FIRST PUBLISHED BY R. RUSTED,—AUTHOR OF ‘THE GUILDHALL ORATORS,’ ETC., ETC., ETC.
      • “NOW FIRST PUBLISHED BY R. RUSTED,—AUTHOR OF ‘THE GUILDHALL ORATORS,’ ETC., ETC., ETC.
      • “TO THE NOBILITY, GENTRY, CLERGY, AND FREEMEN OF THE ANCIENT CORPORATIVE TOWN OF GARRATT.
      • R. B. SHERIDAN, ESQ., EXPENSES AT THE BOROUGH OF STAFFORD, FOR ELECTION, ANNO 1784.
    • “SIR JEFFERY DUNSTAN’S ADDRESS TO THE WORTHY ELECTORS OF THE ANCIENT BOROUGH OF GARRATT,
      • “NOW FIRST PUBLISHED BY R. RUSTED,—AUTHOR OF ‘THE GUILDHALL ORATORS,’ ETC., ETC., ETC.
    • “NOW FIRST PUBLISHED BY R. RUSTED,—AUTHOR OF ‘THE GUILDHALL ORATORS,’ ETC., ETC., ETC.
    • “TO THE NOBILITY, GENTRY, CLERGY, AND FREEMEN OF THE ANCIENT CORPORATIVE TOWN OF GARRATT.
    • R. B. SHERIDAN, ESQ., EXPENSES AT THE BOROUGH OF STAFFORD, FOR ELECTION, ANNO 1784.
    • CHAPTER X. THE GREAT WESTMINSTER ELECTION OF 1784.
      • “THE DUCHESS ACQUITTED; OR, THE TRUE CAUSE OF THE MAJORITY ON THE WESTMINSTER ELECTION.
      • “A CONCISE DESCRIPTION OF COVENT GARDEN AT THE PRESENT WESTMINSTER ELECTION.
      • “STANZAS IN SEASON.
      • “ON SEEING LADY BEAUCHAMP, LADY CARLISLE, AND LADY DERBY IN THEIR CARRIAGES, ON MR. FOX’S SIDE OF THE HUSTINGS.
      • The Duchess of Devonshire was idolized by enthusiastic Whigs, who hailed in her the salvation of the cause:—
      • “ON SEEING THE DUCHESS OF DEVONSHIRE, LADY DUNCANNON, ETC., CANVASSING FOR MR. FOX.
      • “ON A CERTAIN DUCHESS.
      • “EPIGRAM ON THE DUCHESS OF DEVONSHIRE.
      • “IMPROMPTU ON HER GRACE OF DEVONSHIRE.
      • “ODE TO THE DUCHESS OF DEVONSHIRE.
      • “THE PARADOX OF THE TIMES.
      • “A NEW SONG, TO THE TUNE OF ‘LET THE TOAST PASS.’
    • “THE DUCHESS ACQUITTED; OR, THE TRUE CAUSE OF THE MAJORITY ON THE WESTMINSTER ELECTION.
    • “A CONCISE DESCRIPTION OF COVENT GARDEN AT THE PRESENT WESTMINSTER ELECTION.
    • “STANZAS IN SEASON.
    • “ON SEEING LADY BEAUCHAMP, LADY CARLISLE, AND LADY DERBY IN THEIR CARRIAGES, ON MR. FOX’S SIDE OF THE HUSTINGS.
    • The Duchess of Devonshire was idolized by enthusiastic Whigs, who hailed in her the salvation of the cause:—
    • “ON SEEING THE DUCHESS OF DEVONSHIRE, LADY DUNCANNON, ETC., CANVASSING FOR MR. FOX.
    • “ON A CERTAIN DUCHESS.
    • “EPIGRAM ON THE DUCHESS OF DEVONSHIRE.
    • “IMPROMPTU ON HER GRACE OF DEVONSHIRE.
    • “ODE TO THE DUCHESS OF DEVONSHIRE.
    • “THE PARADOX OF THE TIMES.
    • “A NEW SONG, TO THE TUNE OF ‘LET THE TOAST PASS.’
    • CHAPTER XI. REMARKABLE ELECTIONS AND POLITICAL MEETINGS, 1788 TO 1807.
      • “FRIEND OF HUMANITY.
      • “KNIFE-GRINDER.
      • “FRIEND OF HUMANITY.
    • “FRIEND OF HUMANITY.
    • “KNIFE-GRINDER.
    • “FRIEND OF HUMANITY.
    • CHAPTER XII. ELECTIONEERING CARTOONS AND SQUIBS, 1807-20.
    • CHAPTER XIII. ELECTIONEERING, POLITICAL WARFARE, AND PARLIAMENTARY REFORM UNDER WILLIAM IV., 1830-32.
      • “THE NEW CHEVY CHASE.
    • “THE NEW CHEVY CHASE.
    • CHAPTER XIV. CHARACTERISTICS OF ELECTIONEERING, 1833 TO 1857.
      • “SPEECH OF SIR FRANCIS BURDETT ON HIS FINAL RETURN FOR WESTMINSTER, 1837.
      • “ELECTION DAY-A SKETCH FROM NATURE.
        • “THE HUSTINGS.
        • “THE CHAIRING.
      • “THE HUSTINGS.
      • “THE CHAIRING.
      • “THE ELECTION.
        • “A POEM IN SEVEN BOOKS.
      • “A POEM IN SEVEN BOOKS.
      • SUMMARY OF BRIBERY AT ELECTIONS.—BRIBERY ACTS.
    • “SPEECH OF SIR FRANCIS BURDETT ON HIS FINAL RETURN FOR WESTMINSTER, 1837.
    • “ELECTION DAY-A SKETCH FROM NATURE.
      • “THE HUSTINGS.
      • “THE CHAIRING.
    • “THE HUSTINGS.
    • “THE CHAIRING.
    • “THE ELECTION.
      • “A POEM IN SEVEN BOOKS.
    • “A POEM IN SEVEN BOOKS.
    • SUMMARY OF BRIBERY AT ELECTIONS.—BRIBERY ACTS.
    • A List of Books PUBLISHED BY CHATTO & WINDUS, 214, PICCADILLY, LONDON, W. Sold by all Booksellers, or sent post-free for the published price by the Publishers.
    • THREE-VOLUME NOVELS IN THE PRESS.
    • THE PICCADILLY NOVELS.
    • CHEAP EDITIONS OF POPULAR NOVELS.
    • FOOTNOTES:
      • Transcriber’s Note:
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