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Bottles in pub window (The Green Dragon in Wymondham)
Delightful bottles on windowsill
Contain curatives for every ill…
Measured great or small, they will
Perk heart up, help mind to still.
If you’re feeling chill, then swill
Enough to swallow healthful squill*
(Not to fret, doubt it would kill)
And any prescribed herbal pill.
Improvement quick, elixirs instill…
Such that patients feel new thrill.
Down the hill from Quixote’s windmill
Myself, I holidayed by clear rill**…
Took refilled flask, lest one drop spill
Of lovely distilled daffodil.
I sipped and drank…am drinking still
A toast to bottles of windowsill!
*Bulb of the sea squill, which is sliced, dried, and used as an expectorant
**A small stream
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