Tour of Dr. Syntax in Search of the Picturesque
By: William Combe (1742-1823)
“To bury these, to christen those,
And marry such fond folks who chose
To change the tenor of their life
And risk the matrimonial strife.”
This was the humdrum life of Dr. Syntax before he set out on his bizarre and hilarious adventures, presented here in the form of satirical poem in 26 cantos. It’s a lot of fun!