To all the creatures in creation
That, having taken the degree
Doctor of Medicine (M. D.), -
It gave him pleasure to assure
The World that he could quickly cure,
By means of a prescription rare,
All ills to which the flesh is heir.
"Then," said the Fox, "my learned friend,
Since to heal others you pretend,
Why is it that you don't begin
On your lame gait and wrinkled skin?"
Source: Herford Aesop 37.
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