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Plate 7: The Dentist

   
 
 


Publish'd as the Act Directs, June 1773

7 3/4"w x 5"h

               
   
 

From "The EXPLANATION OF THE PLATES in the Book of Heads entitled
HUMAN PASSIONS DELINEATED": PLATE 7

   
 

Continued from Plate 6

   

A

N old wife next, with wrapt-up jaw,
And her last tooth, did come :

This tooth, thought he, I soon can draw,
   And gain some credit from.

So lie the pincers took in hand,
   And pull'd with might and main,
But these slipp'd off, we understand,
   Which much increas'd the pain.

This made the Doctor cast about,
   And muse — in doleful dumps :
If fast with large teeth drawing out,
   What must I do with stumps?

He puzz'ling star'd ; next man, thought he,
I'll try the string again ;
The knack I've found most certainly
To do't with little palm

Continued on Plate 8

   
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