by Madame Brillon
“Modorntion, Bear Doctor,” said the Gout,
“Is no vivtiee for which you stand out.
You like food, you like ladies’ sweet talk,
You play chess wlen you should walk.”
[Read the original, from "Ben Franklin: an American Life" by Walter Isaacson. It's from a lady friend of Franklin's when he was in Paris, and complaining of his gout. M. Brillon's poem shows how it could be Franklin's own fault.]