Cornhill Magazine,  8 (1863), 385–409.

The Small House at Allington Ch. 40–42  [14/20]

[Anthony Trollope]


Novel, Serial


Medical Practitioners, Status

    After recovering from her illness, the mischievous Lily Dale asks Dr. Croft, 'Who is ever grateful to a doctor? He only cures you that he may triumph over some other doctor, and declare, as he goes by Dr. Gruffen's door, "There, had she called you in, she'd have been dead before now; or else would have been ill for twelvemonths". Don't you jump for joy when Dr. Gruffen's patients die?'. To which the doctor replies ironically, 'Of course I do,—out in the marketplace, so that everybody shall see me'. (407)


Trollope 1864

© Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Project, Universities of Leeds and Sheffield, 2005 - 2020

Printed from Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical: An Electronic Index, v. 4.0, The Digital Humanities Institute <> [accessed ]