The second Edinburgh
Review, founded in 1802, became one of the most influential British
magazines of the 19th century. It promoted Romanticism and Whig
Started on 10 October 1802 by Francis Jeffrey, Sydney Smith and
Henry Brougham, it was published by Archibald Constable in quarterly
issues until 1929. It began as a literary and political review.
Under its first permanent editor, Francis Jeffrey (the first issue
was edited by Sydney Smith), it was a strong supporter of the Whig
party and liberal politics, and regularly called for political
reform. Its main rival was the Quarterly Review which supported the
Tories. The magazine was also noted for its attacks on the Lake
Poets, particularly William Wordsworth.
It was owned at one point by John Stewart, whose wife Louisa Hooper
Stewart (1818–1918) was an early advocate of women's suffrage,
having been educated at the Quaker school of Newington Academy for
It took its Latin motto judex damnatur ubi nocens absolvitur (the
judge is condemned when the guilty is acquitted) from Publilius
The magazine ceased publication in 1929.
Note: I am acquiring a number of their volumes to extract
articles for the site.