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Folly predominant; or, The town taken in. With the palpable deception, and frothy orations, of four public orators, three of which suddenly springing up like mushrooms, must as soon decay: to which is added, a dissertation upon the impossibility of curing lunatics in Bethlem, except with those that would amend of themselves under proper Government in any other Place: And why more Cures are not performed in other Hospitals. - Also, (in Compliment to the Ladies) another upon the Felicity of Matrimony. - Likewise, an humourous and diverting Raree-Show. With the four orators effigies, in folio, sketched from the life, annexed to it. By Peter Billings, M.D. And Sole Professor of the Cure of Lunatics, experimentally, by a new and gentle Method, and in the highest Degree of Madness, proceeding from Pride or Love; Hypocondriacs, or Hysterics, now in London, or in any other Part of the World; who may be heard of at Mr. Mark Noble's, Peruke-Maker, next Door to Mr. John Taylor's, Oculist, in Hatton-Garden.

  • Billings, Peter.
MDCCLV. [1755]
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London : printed for H. Carpenter, in Fleet-Street, MDCCLV. [1755]

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[2],8p.,plates ; 2⁰.


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ESTC T183493

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