Don Juan 01-129
Canto the First


What opposite discoveries we have seen!
     (Signs of true genius, and of empty pockets.)
One makes new noses, one a guillotine,
     One breaks your bones, one sets them in their sockets;
But vaccination certainly has been
     A kind antithesis to Congreve's rockets,
With which the Doctor paid off an old pox,
By borrowing a new one from an ox.

George Gordon Byron, Lord Byron (1788-1824) ByronLong