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Slide set: The fatal physic (comic: Bamforth & Co., 9 slides, 1883-1888)

Individual slides contained in this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
He turned to the still weeping husband and said, / 'The case is an awfully bad one -- but still
Slide 2**
He showed the prescription of wonderful length / Which mentioned some drugs of such terrible strength
Slide 3**
The chemist the mixture had scarcely tied down, / Than Hans was once more on his way from the town
Slide 4**
They seized on the bottle of physic in haste, / The cork was soon drawn and they each got a taste
Slide 5**
The pain in their stomachs each moment grew worse / Till they thought they would soon want a coffin or nurse
Slide 6**
They rolled on the green award with hideous cries / Their bodies swelled out to a terrible size
Slide 7**
Till he suddenly came within sight of a pump / And then he remembered the bottle he bore
Slide 8**
And when the old doctor stepped into the room, / He found there was mirth where he thought to find gloom
Slide 9
'Twas as long as his famous prescription had been, / And filled the poor peasant with rage and chagrin
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Lucerna ID  3000474

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 21 December 2021

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