The Puff Pantomime
Drama, Drollery; Illustration, Caricature
Quackery, Medical Treatment, Patronage
Includes a scene 'chiefly designed for recommending Holloway's pills' and includes a 'Chorus of Good Spirits' who sing the pill's praises, and 'an Irish Earl' (a reference to Mason G Straftord (5th Earl of Aldborough)), who is convinced by the message in a box of the pills, claiming that 'Whoever would be free from earthly ills, / Will take, each night and morn, six of these pills'. The illustration shows Stratford dancing on stage, whilst advertising Holloway's pills.
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