Punch, 8 (1845), 122.
Prodigies of Parr's Life Pills
Quackery, Medical Treatment, Charlatanry, Amusement
Written as if by the 'celebrated American Comedian' James H Hackett, the letter tells the 'Proprietors of Parr's Life Pills' that their product has removed his 'weakness in the voice', 'derangement in the action of the arms and legs', and 'hissing in the ears'. He now enjoys 'delightful sounds' and 'visions of wreaths and bouquets'. The illustrations show that taking Parr's Life Pills decidedly improves the apparent reception of the comedian's stage act.
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