Engraving by W.
Wastle after P.M., 1819. Courtesy The Walter Scott Digital Archive,
Edinburgh University Library.
Francis Jeffrey was born in Edinburgh on 23 October, 1773 and
was educated in Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Queen's College, Oxford.
Although he made his name as the shaping force behind the
Edinburgh Review, a journal solidly on the Whig side of the
political debates in early nineteenth-century Britain, he came
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