The epigraph to the Prospectus of The Anti-Jacobin loosely translates as: ‘it is allowable to try anything that virtue can manage; nor indeed does one have to look far for enemies’. This is apt. The anti-jacobins have few inhibitions, and find their enemies close at hand. The Prospectus is bald, pugnacious, and unusually accurate: throughout its short life The Anti-Jacobin adheres closely to the design and intentions outlined here. An exception is the absence of any reference to a section dealing with poetry; that part of the periodical appears to have been an inspired afterthought. The clarity and conciseness of the Prospectus indicates equally faithfully what is to come. Unlike its opponents in the daily press, particularly its principle antagonist the Morning Chronicle, The Anti-Jacobin will contain no padding, waffling, or laxity. Their claim to be redressing an imbalance is sound, if rather surprising. The establishment lacked any effective mouthpiece before The Anti-Jacobin appeared.