Tuesday, 17 February 2009

28th Sept 1741
Paid Rutter for Drawing a Tooth 2/6
1 Oct
Bought 3 Doses Physick 2/-
3 Oct
Bleeding 12d

Oh Dear! Poor Thomas! This doesn't sound good at all does it? It never seems to me that bleeding someone was any way to make them feel better but it carried on as standard medical practice for centuries.

But he must be feeling better later in the month because

19th October
Went to See a play as you Like it with the Skelliton Covent Garden 2/- and spent 6d

This picture of a production of As You Like It, dates from about the same time and was probably done from a London production. I have not found anything about a play called the Skeleton, yet.

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