News-Commentary, Drollery; Song
Universities, Medical Treatment
Responding to news that during the quincentennial anniversary of the University of Cambridge, held at Gonville and Caius College, John J Smith toasted 'Physic'. Suggests that the toast would have included a song containing such lines as 'A bumper of febrifuge fill for me; / Give those who prefer it to be black draught; / But whatever the dose, it a strong one must be'.
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