The one object of the quack doctor is to size you up and see what you "are good for."
When all was said, a man in the presence of this quack did feel in the presence of a great man.
Partridge, cobbler, astrologer, almanac-maker and quack (died 1708).
As for his being a quack doctor, I see no great harm in that.
As a mountebank, a juggler, a quack doctor—I spurned the very ...