Introduction; Poetry, Drollery
Medical Practitioners, Medical Treatment, Pharmaceuticals
Subtitled 'Mr. Wakley, the Modern Orpheus', the illustration depicts Wakley as Orpheus and the text responds to Wakley's claim that 'he could mix up a poem as well as any of the regular practitioners, and licentiates in the same verse line'. His recipe consists of eight lines of Latin text including 'Zephyrorum murmur / Osculorum candent', 'Virginum lacrym / Hominum perjur'.
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