Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Cutting Off the Quinine

This entry is from the The Rebellion Record:  A Diary of American Events, Volume II, 1862 edited by Frank Moore.

Cutting Off The Quinine.—A Philadelphia paper suggests cutting off from the South their supply of quinine. "Capital idea," says Profundissimus; "we'll stop their physic, and make them die a natural death!"

No more quinine—let 'em shake;
No Spalding's pills—let their heads ache;
No morphine—let 'em lie awake;
No mercury for the rebels take,
    Though fever all their vitals bake;
No nitre drops, their heat to slake;
No splinters, though their necks they break;
And, above all, no Southern rake
Shall have his " wine for stomach's sake,"
Till full apology they make.
Part of an advertisement for Spalding's Cephalic Pills commonly published during the year 1861

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