Medical Treatment, Quackery
Describes the procedure for preparing a remedy for an unspecified disease. The gruesome process involves putting a robin's leg in water, allowing it to stand in water, boiling the mixture, and after allowing it to jell, to 'Let the patient smell it'. In conclusion advises that if the patient 'chance to die, / Say 'twas Nature did it; / But should he get well, / Give the Soup the credit'.
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