Image: Daguerreotype of the Duke of Wellington in 1844

Cashing in on the Duke of Wellington’s death in order to sell fart pills quite frankly seems a bit distasteful to me:


         VERBUM SAT.—Our Immortal Wellington
           clearly died from an attack of Indigestion. All who
suffer from Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Cardialgia, Eructations, Fla-
tulency, Torpidity of the Bowels and Liver,  should  take  BELL’S
ANTI-PRANDIUM,   or   DIGESTIVE  PILLS,  prepared  with   the
purest drugs, and the test of many years’ extensive use in  private
practice. They may be depended upon as a safe, effectual, and price-
less remedy.—Sold only by Gifford and Linder, chemists, &c., 104,
Strand; and Messrs. Blake, 47, Piccadilly. Price 2s. 9d. per box. By
post for a 2d. stamp.


Source: The Daily News (London) Saturday 11 December 1852

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