ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Dr. William Perfect
T. J. P., "Verses to William Perfect, M. D., of West-Malling, in Kent" Morning Chronicle and London Advertiser (25 October 1783).
Dr. William Perfect:
1776: William Hawkins
1783: T. J. P.
1787: Harriet Falconar
1797: James Bannister
1809: T. H. Perfect
T. J. P.:
1783: Dr. William Perfect
With doubtful shifts, humanity, and art,
For conquest vie in Perfect's head and heart.
On his lov'd son Apollo did bestow
The healing pow'r — and words to soften woe
With sympathising eyes — a tender mind,
He views the frenzies of the human kind:
Reprieves the languid patient from the grave,
While pity soothes whom med'cine cannot save.
October 22, 1783.