Mirror of Literature,  5 (1825), 239–40.

The Prescription



Extract, Poetry

Publications extracted:

New Monthly Magazine


Medical Practitioners, Pharmaceuticals

    A love-sick physician, 'Doctor Snake', tries all remedies for his condition. He tells a friend 'That the symptom Brunonian he'd ventured, / And stimulants push'd to extremes, / And his hope of recovery now centred / On feeding and nursing his flames' (240). His friend gives the prescription: 'You may take quantum suff. of the lady, / Add a drachm of gold ring and a prayer, / In dispensary canonical ready, / Commingle and swallow with care'.

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