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Plate 8: 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 8

   
 

Continued from Plate 7

   

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OW string's put fast on tooth that aches,
Which round his hand he wraps,

A glowing coal i'th' tongs he takes,
   And to his nose he claps.

The sight and smell of fire drove back
   The patient's head in fright,
Who drew his own tooth in a crack,
   And prov'd the doctor right.

   
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