Latherum Dum, Latherum De, or Words to that Effect. Vide Tyne Mercury Report of young Mister Ord's Speech [caption title]. Northumberland.

Latherum Dum, Latherum De, or Words to that Effect. Vide Tyne Mercury Report of young Mister Ord's Speech [caption title].

Newcastle: Hernaman & Perring, Journal-Office, Pilgrim Street, [1832]. Broadside, 12-3/4 x 9-1/2 inches. Some light soiling and wear; in very good condition. Not found on OCLC; Copac notes a holding at the British Library only. Item #9480

A satirical verse attack in four stanzas on William Ord, Jr., known as "Orator Ord," who had been stumping for his leftist Whig father (forced to run as a candidate for Parliament for South Northumberland after his seat at Morpeth had been eliminated): "Oh good Lord! are we all to be bored / To death by that juvenile 'Orator Ord?' / He preaches long speeches, / Bewails and beseeches, / While the Radicals suck up his blarney like leeches:-- / ALL the Tories, God help them, will surely be floored / By the logic of eloquent 'Orator Ord.'" An account of Ord's platform speech can be found in The Poll Book of the Contested Election for the Southern Division of Northumberland on the 20th and 21st December, 1832 (Newcastle: Hernaman & Perring, 1833), in which he accuses the Tory opponent of delivering nonsense address--"so the remainder of Mr. Bell's speech was latherum dum, latherum de, or words to that effect (laughter and applause)." This broadside not found in the Crawford Bibliotheca Lindesiana Catalogue of English Broadsides.

Price: $125.00

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