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4. Medical Poets.


“Such physicians, says Huarte[1], as I have marked to be good practitioners, do all piddle somewhat in the art of versifying, and raise not up their contemplation very high, and their verses are not of any rare excellencie.” If this observation be true, Dr. Ferriar of Manchester has given proof in his poetry of his talents for physic.

  1. Examen de Inginios. Engl. trans. p. 82.