Broad Grins

Comprising, With New Additional Tales in Verse, Those Formerly Publish'd Under the Title ''My Night-Gown and Slippers.''

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Author: George Colman
Published: 1820
Language: English
Wordcount: 13,770 / 50 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.1
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 500
Added to site: 2008.05.12
mnybks.net#: 20856
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Poetry, Humor
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ands before they box,
Then give each other plaguy knocks,
With all the love and kindness of a brother:
So (many a suff'ring Patient saith)
Tho' the Apothecary fights with Death,
Still they're sworn friends to one another.

A member of this Æsculapian line,
Lived at Newcastle upon Tyne:
No man could better gild a pill:

Or make a bill;
Or mix a draught, or bleed, or blister;
Or draw a tooth out of your head;
Or chatter scandal by your bed;

Or give a clyster.

Of occupations these were _quantum suff._:
Yet, still, he thought the list not long enough;
And therefore Midwifery he chose to pin to't.
This balance'd things:--for if he hurl'd
A few score mortals from the world,
He made amends by bringing others into't.

His fame full six miles round the country ran;
In short, in reputation he was _solus_:
All the old women call'd him "a fine man!"
His name was Bolus.

Benjamin Bolus, tho' in _trade_,

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