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written by Walter de la Mare
Stuff and Nonsense (1927) Link to further information

 Said Mr. Smith, "I really cannot
 Tell you, Dr. Jones —
 The most peculiar pain I'm in —
 I think it's in my bones."
 Said Dr. Jones, "Oh, Mr. Smith,
 That’s nothing. Without doubt
 We have a simple cure for that;
 It is to take them out."

 He laid forthwith poor Mr. Smith
 Close-clamped upon the table,
 And, cold as stone, took out his bones
 As fast as he was able.

 Smith said, "Thank you, thank you, thank you,"
 And wished him a good-day;
 And with his parcel 'neath his arm
 He slowly moved away.

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