How To Get Rid Of An Enemy

DR. MEAD, calling one day on a gentleman who had been severely afflicted

with the gout, found, to his surprise, the disease gone, and the patient

rejoicing on his recovery over a bottle of wine. Ah! said the doctor,

shaking his head, this Madeira will never do; it is the cause of all

your suffering.--Well, then, rejoined the gay incurable, fill your

glass, for now we have found out the cause, the sooner we get rid of

it the better.