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The PHYSICIAN and the MONKEY.

An EPIGRAM.

1 A LADY sent lately to one Doctor Drug,
2 To come in an instant, and clyster poor Pug
3 As the fair one commanded he came at the word,
4 And did the grand office in tie-wig and sword.
5 The affair being ended, so sweet and so nice!
6 He held out his hand with "You know, ma'am, my price."
7 "Your price," says the lady "Why, Sir, he's your brother,
8 " And doctors must never take fees of each other. "

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Title (in Source Edition): The PHYSICIAN and the MONKEY. An EPIGRAM.
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Genres: epigram; satire

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Poems on several occasions: By Christopher Smart, A. M. Fellow of Pembroke-Hall, Cambridge. London: printed for the author, by W. Strahan; and sold by J. Newbery, at the Bible and Sun, in St. Paul’s Church-Yard, MDCCLII., 1752, p. 210. [16],230p.,plates; 4⁰. (ESTC T42626; OTA K041581.000)

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