A Jordan, or pot de chambre. A Mr. Richard Twiss having in his "Travels" given a very unfavourable description of the Irish character, the inhabitants of Dublin, byway of revenge, thought proper to christen this utensil by his name--suffice it to say that the baptismal rites were not wanting at the ceremony. On a nephew of this gentleman the following epigram was made by a friend of ours:
Perish the country, yet my name
Shall ne'er in STORY be forgot,
But still the more increase in fame,
The more the country GOES TO POT.

The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.