doctor's bill
Note by A Milnes to As A Playwright a chapter of The Life Of Dryden


' Like him that took the doctor's bill
And swallowed it instead o' th' pill.'— Butler, Hudibras, i. l. 604.

Cf. also

'So modern 'pothecaries, taught the art
By doctors' bills to play the doctor's part.'— Pope, Essay on Criticism, l 108.

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