lineThe Novel

[Mead, R.?]
The Life and Adventures of Don Bilioso de L'Estomac (London: T. Bickerton, 1719).

THE| LIFE| AND| ADVENTURES| OF| Don Bilioso de L'ESTOMAC.| Translated from the Original Spanish into| French; done from the French into English.| WITH A| LETTER| TO THE| COLLEGE of PHYSICIANS.| [rule]| I say whatever you maintain| Of Alma in the Heart or Brain,| The plainest Man alive may tell ye,| Her Seat of Empire is the Belly;| From whence she sends out those Supplies| Which make us either stout or wise.| [rule]| LONDON:| Printed by J. BETTENHAM for T. BICKERTON,| at the Crown in Pater-noster Row. 1719.| Price 4 d.


titlepage/ p.5-10 dedication: "College of Physicians in London"/ p.11-23/ 8.


{L: 551.a.10.(1)}.

Bibliographical Reference

ESTC: t040893.


{L:} R. Mead.


Preface: "Heads of several Chapters" taken from the "Romance" the author claims to have had in his hands.


Satirzes John Woodward's, The State of Physick and of Diseases (London: T. Horne/ R. Wilkin, 1718): {L: 47.a.2}, which discovered the stomach as the source of all diseases. The author of the book claims to have found a French manuscript of Les Aventures de Don Bilioso de L'Estomac the chapters of which obviously correspond with Woodward's work - we get the summaries of the individual chapters with page references to Woodward's romantick "plagiarism" which so much smells of Don Quixote.