Percy Villiers, and Other Poems
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...laboring under phthisis; He also manufactured lengthy bills, And was acquainted with the highest prices ' Of every remedy that's pharmaceutical, Whether for stomach, liver, lungs or cuticle. And, answering William Brown, he said, " dear Sir, I know you would not wish me a deceiver, And so I must reluctantly aver That you are sufiering from a hectic fever." In this his patient, though he could not stir, Was secretly a thorough unbeliever, And when the doctor hinted he was dying, Hesaid, within himself, " I know you're lying." And so he would have told him out and out, For now he saw he was a perfect quack, Who ought to have been punished by the knout, Or had a cat-'o-nine tails at his back, But though he wished to make him face about, And put a stop to his eternal clack, Yet still he had an eye for all things sightly, And so desired to do the thing politely. He therefore said, " although I don't agree With your opinion, yet if it be true, It shows that for a man as ill as me, There's little can be done by such as you, And perhaps the better course for both would be, To let your future visits be but few, And otherwise employ each vacant hour In treating cases not beyond your power." " But," said the doctor, with a curious look, " I never thought that you would thus despair, I only wish that you would read my book, -And place yourself once more beneath my care, And then if ever yet I undertook To cure a patient without change of air, I confidently say, if you employ me, That very soon,"--Bill added', " you'll destroy me," " Not that exactly, you are far too witty, To be as bad as you were just supposing, But yet, I must...
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