Mirror of Literature,  12 (1828), 352.

Rableias. A Jeu D'Esprit



Poetry, Drollery


Medical Practitioners, Medical Treatment, Controversy

    Depicts François Rabelais finding during an illness that a large number of medical practitioners are noisily disputing the appropriate treatment around his bed. He requests them to be quiet, and concludes: 'if, perforce, I must resign my breath, / For heav'n's sake let me die a natural death'.

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