For Dentistry, Please

THE following is an exact copy, saving names, of a bill found among the papers of a venerable friend.

“John Smith Esq.,

To Charles Robinson, Dr.

“ May 26, 1826. To one piece of dental statuary, wiLh six flukes and seven points, fitted nicely to the anterior, inferior processes of the Maxilla superior, and warranted three years (provided the dental Radices are capable of retaining the pivots) for twenty-one dollars.”

Disputing that bill must have been out of the question. It recalls the story of somebody’s silencing a termagant fishwife by calling her an isosceles triangle.