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I'Ve A Pain In My Head
(16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817 / Hampshire, England)

I'Ve A Pain In My Head

Poem By Jane Austen

'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.'

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Comments (12)

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 is a very humorous poem, in spite of what Francis L said below.
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