Comic Annual,  3 (1832), 39–48.

Bailey Ballads

[Thomas Hood]


Introduction, Spoof; Ballad, Drollery


Disability, Medical Treatment

    At the Old Bailey, a large number of deaf men 'objected the hardness of their hearing criminal cases'. 'The Publishers of "Curtis on the Ear" and "Wright on the Ear"—(two popular surgical works, though rather suggestive of Pugilism)—ought to have stentorian agents in that Court'. (41)

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