2006 Update: That person to whom we now entrust our spirit, vitality and virility, the Priest being otherwise occupied.
When Jove sent blessings to all men that are,
And Mercury conveyed them in a jar,
That friend of tricksters introduced by stealth
Disease for the apothecary's health,
Whose gratitude impelled him to proclaim:
"My deadliest drug shall bear my patron's name!"
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Apothecary, n. The physician's accomplice, undertaker's benefactor and grave worm's provider.