Aches and Pains. Translated from the French, by Miss K. Thompson
Miss K Thompson
Medical Treatment, Gender
The narrator recounts his own experiences of married life as a warning to others. He found that his wife's aches and pains were all occasioned by the want of expensive items, such as diamond ear-rings, which she considered the 'infallible specific' for her ear-ache. He warns his readers: 'never let your purses pay for the aches and pains of your cara sposa [...] open them but for the payment of Æsculapius' (18).
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