Punch,  28 (1855), 194.

A Song of Spring

A Surgeon


Poetry, Satire


Surgery, Medical Treatment, Disease, Commerce

    Observes that, despite the appearance of leaves on the trees, 'The wind in the East' is still 'at eve [i.e. cool]'. Notes the folly of the 'Lovely woman' who removes her winter clothing too soon and has to take 'Lots of draughts for colds and coughs', and also those who venture into the still damp weather in 'thin shoes'. Laments that there are those who catch chills because they 'venture out' in 'this treacherous season' and explains that the 'man of reason / Stays within, and takes a pill'.

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