An Old Woman having lost the use of her eyes, called in a Physician to heal them, and made this bargain with him in the presence of witnesses: that if he should cure her blindness, he should receive from her a sum of money; but if her infirmity remained, she should give him nothing. The Old Woman and the Doctor Retold by Rohini Chowdhury Once, there lived an Old Woman who began to lose her eyesight till she became nearly blind. His way was to dawb ’em quite up with oyntments, and while she was in that pickle, to carry off a spoon or a porringer, or somewhat or other at the end of his visit. The Old Woman and the Physician An old woman having lost the use of her eyes, called a doctor to heal them. There are few good offices done for other people, which the benefactor does not hope to be the better for himself. Copyright 2014-2020 Tom Simondi, All Rights Reserved. AN OLD WOMAN having lost the use of her eyes, called in a Physician to heal them, and made this bargain with him in the presence of witnesses: that if he should cure her blindness, he should receive from her a sum of money; but if her infirmity remained, she should give him nothing. The Old Woman And The Physician Aesop Fable: The Old Woman And The Physician An old woman having lost the use of her eyes, called in a Physician to heal them, and made this bargain with him in the presence of witnesses: that if he should cure her blindness, he should receive from her a sum of money; but if her infirmity remained, she should give him nothing. “May it please your Honour,” said she to the Judge, “before I called in this Doctor I could see a score of things in my room that now, when he says I am cured, I cannot see at all.” This opened the eyes of the Court to the knavery of the Doctor, who was forced to give the Old Woman her property back again, and was not allowed to claim a penny of his fee. AN OLD WOMAN having lost the use of her eyes, called in a Physician to treat them, and made this bargain with him in the presence of witnesses: that if he should cure her blindness, he should receive from her a sum of money; but if her infirmity remained, she should give him nothing. AN OLD WOMAN having lost the use of her eyes, called in a Physician to heal them, and made this bargain with him in the presence of witnesses: that if he should cure her blindness, he should receive from her a sum of money; but if her infirmity remained, she … When before the judge the Old Woman presented her case: “This man declares that I am healed, but I must still have eye problems. The moral he draws from it is that through evil-doing one loses the reward of any good one has done. as she still refused, summoned her before the Judge. This fable falls into the category of jokes that were added to the Aesop corpus through the attraction of his name. An old woman, who had become blind, called in a physician and promised him before many people that she would reward him most generously if he could restore her eyesight. Her room was then nearly bare. [2] Because it was largely preserved in Greek sources, it was not noted in the rest of Europe until the Renaissance. The Old Woman and the Physician. 17th century woodcut print illustrating Aesop's Fables. However, if her blindness continued, she … When before the judge the Old Woman … cc embed * Powtoon is not liable for any 3rd party content used. VOTE Current Tags: None Add Tags. [3] The joke involves a woman who asks a surgeon (in this case) to cure her from approaching blindness on the understanding that he would not be paid until she was cured. as she still refused, summoned her before the Judge. Sed vetula continuo differt, et medicus in ius denique ante magistratus eam rapit. An Old Woman became almost totally blind from a disease of the eyes, and, after consulting a Doctor, made an agreement with him in the presence of witnesses that she should pay him a high fee if he cured her, while if he failed he was to receive nothing. The agreement being concluded, the physician tampered from time to time with the old lady's … A rare fable. When she saw this she would give the Physician nothing. When he demands payment he gets nothing. Once the cure was completed, the woman refused him payment on the grounds that now her sight was worse than ever, since she could not see any of her household effects. as she still refused, summoned her before the Judge. I on the contrary affirm that I am still blind; for when I lost the use of my eyes, I saw in my house various chattels and valuable goods: but now, though he swears I am cured of my blindness, I am not able to see a single thing in it.”. The womans eyes mended, and still as she came more and more to her self again, there was every day less and less left in the house to be seen. The Physician sued. Title: The old woman and the physician Creator(s): Smith, E. Boyd (Elmer Boyd), 1860-1943, artist Related Names: Century Company, copyright claimant Date Created/Published: [between 1880 and 1943] Medium: 1 drawing : pen and ink. The easiest way to listen to podcasts on your iPhone, iPad, Android, PC, smart speaker – and even in your car. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on Amazon.com. She made a bargain with him in the presence of witnesses, that if he could cure her blindness, he would get a sum of money. × Copy this link to share with friends and colleagues: COPY. The Physician came at regular intervals and applied his salve to her eyes and, while her eyes were covered he would carry off some small item from the house. An Old Woman asked a Physician to cure her eyes. AN OLD WOMAN having lost the use of her eyes, called in a Physician to heal them, and made this bargain with him in the presence of witnesses: that if he should cure her blindness, he should receive from her a sum of money; but if her infirmity remained, she should give him nothing. Title: The Old Woman and the Physician Title Record # 2446166 Author: Aesop Date: 1949-00-00 Type: SHORTFICTION Length: short story Language: English User Rating: This title has no votes. The Old Woman and the Physician [Moral Story] AN OLD WOMAN having lost the use of her eyes, called in a Physician to heal them, and made this bargain with him in the presence of witnesses: that if he should cure her blindness, he should receive from her a sum of money; but if her infirmity remained, she should give him nothing. The Woman in the Window by A.J. Sign up for free. 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