'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.'
This poem is really unworthy of the posting.
........very impressive....a very nice poem...
This is a very humorous poem, in spite of what Francis L said below.
Entertaining dialogue in poetic lines!
A very short poem but there amazing substance in it. I felt like refreshing my brain after reading your fiction 'Emma'
greatly narrative in lyrical mood this poem is
Very lyrical, light hearted, fun. I like it, cheerful
Narration and diction at best. Excellent
With her sweet writing style Jane has penned beautifully the conversation between the doctor and his patient. Nice work.Enjoyed.
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem
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.