Apologies for the lack of background information or ironic commentary on this one, but I'm too busy celebrating the launch of my first novel. For more info on that, have a look at my website. Otherwise, today's ad has a suitably literary (or least vaguely poetic) section.
H A N C E ' S C A N D Y,
For Coughs, Colds, Hoarseness, &c., contains
Hoarhound, Wild Cherry, Slippery Elm, El-
ecampane, and other ingredients, amounting to
Cease from coughing—cure your colds—
From your lungs remove each pain;
Do not wait their action longer,
If you'd peace and health regain.
Why continue to be afflicted with pains at the
lungs, a constant Cough, and want of sleep, when
a package of
S. S. HANCE'S COMPOUND EXTRACT OF
will at once restore you? A few packages will
benefit you in the way of cure, when all other
remedies fail. SETH S. HANCE.
corner Charles and Pratt streets.
For sale in Cumberland, Md, by
R. D. JOHNSON.
Source: The Cumberland Alleganian (Maryland) Friday 17 April 1846