I'Ve A Pain In My Head Poem by Jane Austen

I'Ve A Pain In My Head

Rating: 3.1

'I've a pain in my head'
Said the suffering Beckford;
To her Doctor so dread.
'Oh! what shall I take for't?'

Said this Doctor so dread
Whose name it was Newnham.
'For this pain in your head
Ah! What can you do Ma'am?'

Said Miss Beckford, 'Suppose
If you think there's no risk,
I take a good Dose
Of calomel brisk.'--

'What a praise worthy Notion.'
Replied Mr. Newnham.
'You shall have such a potion
And so will I too Ma'am.'

Krystina Mcallister 25 April 2006

I find this poem to be quite fascinating. This diverts away from Austen's typical writing typle, which she's most famous for. Unlike Sense and Sensablility or Emma, this literary work is simpler. The comic nature of this poem is entertaining as well. I'm fond of Austen's novels and now I'm a fan of her poetry.

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Francie Lynch 07 August 2015

This poem is really unworthy of the posting.

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* Sunprincess * 04 June 2014

........very impressive....a very nice poem...

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Kim Barney 16 December 2015

This is a very humorous poem, in spite of what Francis L said below.

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Elizabeth Padillo Olesen 07 August 2015

Entertaining dialogue in poetic lines!

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Dr Dillip K Swain 25 April 2021

A very short poem but there amazing substance in it. I felt like refreshing my brain after reading your fiction 'Emma'

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Britte Ninad 20 August 2018

greatly narrative in lyrical mood this poem is

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Mummy 30 May 2018

Very lyrical, light hearted, fun. I like it, cheerful

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Abhimanyu Kumar.s 07 December 2017

Narration and diction at best. Excellent

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Anil Kumar Panda 21 July 2017

With her sweet writing style Jane has penned beautifully the conversation between the doctor and his patient. Nice work.Enjoyed.

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