At all events, the health of the good town of Boston, so far as medicine had aught to do with it, had hitherto lain in the guardianship of an aged deacon and apothecary
, whose piety and godly deportment were stronger testimonials in his favour than any that he could have produced in the shape of a diploma.
It had an apothecary
, a blacksmith, a plumber, several shops of one sort and another, two churches, and many boarding-houses; but all its interests gathered about its seminary and its academy.
Jennings's advice, of sending for the Palmers' apothecary
Reed, I presume, from after-occurrences, that the apothecary
ventured to recommend my being sent to school; and the recommendation was no doubt readily enough adopted; for as Abbot said, in discussing the subject with Bessie when both sat sewing in the nursery one night, after I was in bed, and, as they thought, asleep, "Missis was, she dared say, glad enough to get rid of such a tiresome, ill- conditioned child, who always looked as if she were watching everybody, and scheming plots underhand.
I saw a little apothecary
there - surgeon, or whatever he is - who brought your worship into the world.
Then she took some butter (not too much) on a knife and spread it on the loaf, in an apothecary
kind of way, as if she were making a plaister - using both sides of the knife with a slapping dexterity, and trimming and moulding the butter off round the crust.
The peasant, fumbling in his bosom with a trembling hand, produced a small box, bearing some Hebrew characters on the lid, which was, with most of the audience, a sure proof that the devil had stood apothecary
and all the people thought he must be mad, so they let him go.
He was the usual cut and dry apothecary
, of no particular age and colour, with a strong Edinburgh accent and about as emotional as a bagpipe.
came, and having examined his patient, said, as might be supposed, that she had caught a violent cold, and that they must endeavour to get the better of it; advised her to return to bed, and promised her some draughts.
Well; twice or thrice has she passed before his sight, each time with a heavier step, a paler cheek, and more anxious brow; and in the third week of his non-appearance he detects a portent of evil entering the house, in the guise of an apothecary
I lay and lay, and was doctored and doctored,; until at last I drove the physicians from me, and called in an apothecary
from Nicolai who had cured an old woman of a malady similar to my own--cured her merely with a little hayseed.