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A hypochondriac at home with his anxious nurse. Wood engraving.

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12116i
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Gallery of comicalities : Amateurs
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The man sits beside his fireplace, on the wall above him is a picture of a snowman, on the table beside him are various medicine bottles

Physical description

1 print : wood engraving ; image 10.2 x 8.5 cm.

Lettering

The amateur hypochondriac. ...

Lettering note

Lettering continues: "There's no use in talking nurse - I tell you I'm a tea pot, and nothing else. This comes of that damned spouting club. Talk of my element being the House of Commons, it's all rubbish. Water is my only proper element, and I'm now boiling hot. My head is a tea totum, and singing and spinning will be drawn off before night. I feel as if my entrails were a mere decoction of Howqua!", followed by eight verses on illness

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Wellcome Library no. 12116i

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  • English


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