Mirror of Literature,  7 (1826), 18–19.

Aches and Pains. Translated from the French, by Miss K. Thompson

Miss K Thompson


Reminiscences, Spoof


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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