Mirror of Literature, 10 (1827), 423–24.
Literary Notice; Extract
 A Lament for the Decline of Chivalry. By Thomas Hood, Esq.
Race, Disease, Medical Practitioners, Medical Treatment, Death,
Referring to the death of
II of the Sandwich Islands, writes: 'at our Black Prince / Historic
pens would scoff— / The only one we moderns had / Was nothing but a
Sandwich lad, / And measles took him off'. Another stanza reads: 'No
iron-crackling now is scor'd, / By dint of battle-axe or sword, / To find a
vital place— / Though certain Doctors still pretend / Awhile, before they
kill a friend, / To labour through his case'. Urges the 'ancient men of might'
to 'Sleep on, in rusty iron sleep, / As in a safety-coffin!'. (423)
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