The History of Leith

October 17, 2006

Jack the Coachmaker

This political broadside begins: ‘Ques. Who is it that modestly proposed himself as the Successor of the Lord Advocate Jeffrey in the Representation of Edinburgh? – / Ans. Jack the Coachmaker! / Ques. Is there any human creature who honestly believes Jack to be in all or even in any respect qualified to represent the modern Athens in the Commons House of Parliament? – / Ans. Yes, one; Jack the Coachmaker.’ Although there are no publication details for this sheet, its subject matter suggests it was published during the 1830s. for more click here

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