MY APPEARANCE AND DISAPPEARANCE (Post No 7630)

WRITTEN BY LONDON SWAMINATHAN

Post No.7630

Date uploaded in London – 28 February 2020

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DEATH BED ANECDOTES

During his last illness a number of Pennsylvania politicians called upon Thaddeus Stevens (1792- 1868) to pay their respects and in the course of conversation one of him remarked on his appearance.

“Ah, gentlemen, he said, it is not my appearance that I am concerned about jut now, but my disappearance.”

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CUTTING THROAT IS A HOBBY!

Serope Davies, said Lord Byron, is a wit and a man of the world and feels as much as such a character can do.

Davies was a great gambler and was always backing horses, and when at Cambridge, as a student , he had a peculiar habit of attempting to cut his throat after every Newmarket meeting  when he lost.

Indeed so frequently did he amuse himself  in this way that on one occasion the doctor who was sent for declined to hasten himself when he heard it was Serope’s throat that he was required to attend to, saying,

“There is no  danger of him, I have sewn him up six times already”.

Serope Davies,was enabled to survive this little  peculiarity over forty years and died a Serope Davies,death in Paris.

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I AM GOING ON MY JOURNEY; DOCTORS HELPED ME

Sir Samuel Garth (1661-1719) , the London doctor, lay dying.  The presence of officious friends troubled him; and when he saw his doctors consulting together, he raised his head from his pillow and said with a smile,

“Dear gentlemen! let me die a natural death”.

After he had received extreme unction, a friend approached him, and asked how he was feeling,

“I am going on my journey, was the answer.

They, pointing to doctors, have greased my boots already.

(unction= treatment with a medicinal oil or ointment)

Xxx subham xxxx