The apothecary tells the woman not to worry because his assistant never makes mistakes, unaware he has already poisoned himself (right). Apothecaries were the forerunners of pharmacists, mixing and prescribing medicinal drugs. 19th century French engraving.
Vendor selling salop, a popular Regency drink, in the streets of London. Image Henry Pyne, c. Salop was a sassafras tea infused with milk and sweetened with sugar. The hot drink had a slight licorice flavor, like root beer.