Slightly over 200 years ago, Philadelphia was devastated by recurring waves of yellow fever. The epidemic of 1793 wiped out a tenth of the population of the city and adjacent areas, and thousands more died from outbreaks of the disease throughout the next decade.
One day, alas! Did he full soon Forsake his work and victuals; And careless all the afternoon, Drank ale and play’d at skittles. But Love so much his wits had cross’d His mind perplext and puzzled; That many were the games he lost, And much the ale he guzzled. Then as he lost he fractious grew, Read More