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DRAMATIS PERSONE

Mr. Cumberland's new piece, us to hope, the may yet arrive at forth-coming at Covent Garden, the top of her profeffion. Should is founded on the story of King me again be prevailed on to play Arthur, and entitled Days of Statira with her arq tied up, we Yore.

doubt not that the manager will

contrive to let her have the affift. Mr. Cooper and Mrs. Merry, ance of an attendant in the dyiog are said to be engaged to perform scene. with Mr. Brunton, at Norwich, &c.

At the Bath Theatre, the inana.

gers have started a play called Wilkinson's compauy of come William Tell, a translation of a dians is now performing at York. tragedy, founded upon the heroic Prince Williain of Gloucester life of the great Swiss deliverer. frequently commands the enter. tainments.

WESTMINSTER THEATRICALI. In the new edition of Shake. speare, preparing for the press,

Dec. 13. The young students

of Westminster.college presented the part of Master Slender in the Merry Wives of Windfor) is,

their annual play, The Adelphi of according to the theatrical phrase,

TERENCE, to a crowded auditory. to be cut : particularly where (complaining of the trick which

Micio was meant to be put upon him,

Comya
Demea

Bent by marrying him to a postmaster's Sannio

Atterbury boy, he says, I went to her in Æfchinus

Moysey white, and cried mum, and she cried Syrus

Hume budget.

Ctesipho

Bagot, len
Sostrata

Franklin
Canthara

Gahagan, jun. We are sorry to find that the

Geta

Bagot, jua. ftate of Mrs. Powell's arm has

Hegio

Lloyd necessarily occasioned a triling Dromo

Gahagan, len interruption to the regular per. formance of Alexander the Great. We noticed the Lord Chancel. The respect which Ne has newn lor, Lord Mansfield, and the for the public, in playing twice Duke of Leeds, with the Bishop with it in a lling, we are afraid of Rochester, close to the stage. may not have tended greatly to The collection made was seein. its ameodment. Such a mark of ingly to a considerable amount. respect, however, from its novelty, Of the performance, the cha. could not escape our notice, and racters of Micio, Demea, and Syrus, we feel happy in so favourable were really given with veteran an opportunity of congratulating ability-so was the fhort part of that charming actress upon the

the lady. progreffive improvement we have But what added confiderably witnessed in her, since the com to the delight of the evening, was mencement of this season. We l'the annunciation of PEACE, which always thought her possessed of Dr. Vincent added impromptu, the principal requiGtes of a tra in a diftich to the very neat epi. gedian ; and the ligns of study logue, which was had a second cvinced by her, of late, induces time.

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Sporting Trifles.
SANS SOUCI.

a lee-Shore was now in view, be.

Dec. 26. girt with rocks, which offered THE entertainment called the prospect of certain deftrucCHRISTMAS GAMBOLS, which so tion to the unfortunate mariners. ftrongly excited the expectation This fight. was

too much for of the town, was brought out this Captain F. an American, who evening. It is a rich feast of the had eagerly watched every motion kind, and afforded a crowded of the vessels. He started from audience infinite farisfaction. his leat in one of the boxes, and There is a degree of interest runs exclaimed, with true nautical through it, though the object is vehemence, Helm's a-lee, God broad farce; to which, perversion down you, or all's loft by God!" of words, quaint misconceptions, and was with great difficulty com. and other modes of provoking a posed to his seat again. Jaugh, are surely very fair. These pervade the colloquy of Christmas Gambols, and have the happiest effect. The songs are

SPORTING TRIFLES. three forts-serious, neat and

IR

. Among the first fort, are the

ful pack this season, in the eaftTree of Liberty, the liads of the Glen, and Love at Fifty: among Melford country: they have scarce

ern diftrict, particularly in the the second, Leap Year, and the ly missed a fox since they have Pedlar: and among the third, Kickaraboo, the Voyage to Mar.

been hunted by the ci-devant gate, and Jacky and the Cow: whipper.in to the Norfolk Mr.

Coke. The two last are wonderfully happy, and will be uncommonly popular. In fhort, Mr, Dibdin Major-General St. Leger is has gone the right way to receive down at his hunting.seat in Leithe compliments of the season ceftershire, where he sports ten from his friends, by giving them hunters, superior to the same a treat of so profitable a nature

number in any ftud in England. to himself, that he cannot fail of having a merry Christmas.

The Marchioness of Salisbury

continues to arrive first at the Powerful Effrets of Theatrical Re. hunts, and last at the balls, in the presentation.

whole sphere of Hatfield minuetOn a London Theatre, a play

walkers and hunters. was in representation, one scene of which, discovered a stormy His Grace of Bedford has enocean--two flips appeared in tered his caveat against the Ellex fight, their mafts partly gone fox-bonuds, which have lately their fails ju tatters they were entered a corner of his country, hurried by the raging fea among under the patronage of Lord the black clouds which obscured Ongley and Colonel Payne, and the fky, and anon sunk between has formally forbidden their the divided ocean, and were for drawing any of his covers; this some moments invisible. To pack are stationed for the present complete the horror of the scene, at St, Neot's.

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A Treatise on Farriery.

121 A TREATISE on FARRIERY, with mation, it must be corrected by ANATOMICAL PLates. collyriums of a stronger nature ;

thus, (Continued from page 68.)

Take of role-water and fennela THEN the ulcer is water, of each two ounces ; pre

cleansed by these means, pared futty, sugar of lead, crocus the eye-water may be made of antimony washed and prepared, stronger, by encrealing the quan- and inyrrh, of each a feruple; of tity of the dry ingredients. But, fugar-candy, half a dram; of gum in all these cases, the effects of tragacanth, fifteen grains ; of faf. the remedies must be duly attend fron, fix grains. First dissolve ed to ; for instance, when an the gum tagacanth in the water, ulcer of the eye dries up, and and then add ttre rest, taking caree grows hot, instead of being that thofe ingredients which will cleansed, we may conclude the not diffolve, may be in very fine remedy is too strong, and then it powder. The crocus may be had must be rendered weaker by in at the shops ready wa

washed. creasing the quantity of water. This may be used as the other On the other hand, when an ul. eye-water, but in the interme. cer is too moist, and grows foul, diate times of application, it will we may judge the collyrium is be proper to use the anodyne too weak, and then the water collyrium, with cow's milk tinc. must be decreased. But when the tured with saffron, mixed with suppuration is laudable, the ul. mucilage of quince feeds, to ease cer grows cleaner, and the in the pain, and to foften the ulcer. flammation abates, the same me. When a black;th thick matter dicines may be continued till distils from the ulcer, it is then another indication arises.

malignant, and the rupture of When the ulcer is deep, with the cornea is to be apprehended, out any great degree of malignity, and therefore we must endeavour which is known by its white to prevent it as soon as we can. colour and evenness, by the mat. Take of rose water, four oune ter not being acrid, and by the ces; of verdigrease, fifteen graias; flightness of the inflammation, of myrrh, a {cruple; of fugarthe following collyrium may be candy, half a dram. First diffolve used :

ten grains of sugar-candy in the Take four ounces of rose-water water, and then inix them well and fennel, water, and dissolve together in a

marble morrar, fifteen grains of gum-tragacanih pouring on the water by little therein : then add aloes of myrrh, and little at

a time.

Distilled of each a scruple; cainphire and verdigrease will be best, because white vitriol, of each eight grains; it is free from impurities. a scruple of prepared tutty: and

Or, instead of this, you may half a dram of sugar-candy ; mix fifteen grains of blue vitriol, diffolve them as much as may be commonly called flie blue slone ; in the above water, and then a fcruple of myrrh, and a dram strain them through a fine rag: of the honey of roses, with the

When there are signs of maligo fame waters. There need only nity, or when the edges of the be applied three times a day; ulcer appears callous, and the making use of anodyne collyri. boitom discoloured, with a hot, ums in the intermediate times, sharp de fuction, and an infiam. As soon as the matter begins to VOL. VII. No. XXXIX.

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A Treatise on Farriery. be white, all of a colour, and Take elder-flower water, and thick, while the other symptoms French brandy, of each three disappear, then we may use the ounces; of camphire ten grains ; others before-mentioned, to heal of sugar of lead, half a drain ; it and dry it up. Or it may be first diffolve the camphire in the done by the following powder, a brandy, and the sugar of lead in few grains of which is to be blown the water, and then take them into the eye, upon the ulcer, with together in a bottle. At the a quill:

time of use, you may warm this Take of white vitriol, fifteen mixture, and then dip a linen grains; of aloes, a scruple; of cloth in it three times doubled, lugar of lead, ten grains, of tutty to lay over the eye. prepared, balf a dram; of Flo

Note, arquebusade is much rentine orris, as muca: of sugar. preferable to plain brandy, where candy, a dram ; reduce all these it can be had, as it may in several into a very fine powder for use. places in and about London. It It is to be applied three or four must be renewed several times a times a dav, using anodynes be- day. tween whiles to allay the pain.

When the ulcers are entirely The following is a very good healed and cicatrized, if the eye collyrium, and is useful in most continues weak afterwards, it ulcers of the eyes :

must be strengthened with some Take two drams of myrrh; a proper eye-water.

If there are scruple of white vitriol; ten cicatrices that hurt the fight, by grains of camphire; and half an being over or near the pupil, the ounce of sugar-candy: boil fome remedy communicated by Sir eggs hard, cut them in two, take Hans Sloane, is most proper for out the yolk, and fill them with the removal of them ; because it this mixture made in the saine has cured many eyes that were proportion. Tie them together, covered with opake films and and set them upright on a hurdle cicatrices, left by inflammations over an earthen pan, to receive and apoftems of the transparent the liquor that drops from them, cornea; I mean human eyes ; which put in a bottle for use. and there is no reason to doubt

This is a general remedy for but it will have the same effect ulcers in the eyes, and so is the upon the eyes of a horse, when following, which has been used used with care and judgment, with very great fucceis :

Take of prepared tutty, an Take of butter, as it comes ounce; of the stone called hema. from the churn, unwalied, four rites, prepared, two scruples; of ounces ; of futty prepared, an succoirine aloes, twelve grains ; ounce; camphire, fogar of lead, of prepared pearls, four grains ; and red coral prepared, of each rub them together in a marble half a dram ;' of verdigrease, mortar, with å fuffiient quantity twelve grajes; of pompholigos, of vipers fat, to make them into two dranis ; mix thew well toge a liniment, ther, and put five grains in the This remedy is to be applied great corner of the horse's eye, with a hair pencil, once a day, when he is molt at rest.

without any thing else, if to take In common diseases of the eye, off scars or cicatrices, or if the particularly inflammations, the eyes are only weak and fore; but tollowing is an excellent water : in more grierous cases, generals

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OF COLDS AND COUGHS.

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A Treatise on Farriery. must be premised, as bleeding,, internal heat, with a drynels of laxatives, clyfters, and rowelling. the skin at the same time, as in

fevers, which arise from a stricture of the pores of the skin, and

then perfpiration cannot be perIn order to the explanation of formed : likewise, when the air a cold, it is necessary to know, is moderately hot and moist, the that, as the bodies of all animals fine vessels under the skin are di. congst of a vast number of pipes lated, and the skin itself is ren. and vessels, through which the dered moist and turgid, which blood and humours are constantly tends to consume the superduous circulating; it is no wonder that and excrementitious humours. a great number of exceeding fine The former exhausts the strength, particles Phould be continually and has a fatal tendency; whereas flying off, sometimes like a the latter preserves the vital fu. pour, and sometimes like a fluid. ids in their proper temperature. This is called perspiration, and Daily experience teaches us, is greater than all the other fe. that we perspire and sweat a great cretions put together. It is deal more in hot weather than in caused by the constant dilitation cold; therefore in the summer and contraction of the vessel: months, all animals are more apt called arteries, by which means to sweat, than never sweat at all. the blood is conftaptly thrust to. And, as a free perfpiration carries wards the excretory pores of the off many diseases; so, when it is fkin. Besides, there is an internal impeded, many disorders will be heat which is endowed with a induced, which are of dangerous rarifying virtue, and expands the consequence, because a icdunAuids, opens the pores, and re. dancy of impure juices will be folves moisture into exceeding generated thereby, which are dif

Therefore, the pofed.to corruption and putregreater the force is by which the faction : particularly colds, run. Auids are impelled to the surface ning at the nose, coughs, rheumaof the body, the greater will the tisms, &c. perspiration be, unlets the pores This redundancy of humours is are thut up: and consequently, more ap: to effect the Jungs and whatever promotes and quickens head, than any other parts, be. the circulation of the blood, cause when a horse has been must needs increase perspiration. heated, and suffered to cool sudHence it is plain, that, as labour denly, the acrid ferum and perspi. and exercise increase the purse, rahle matter, drove back from they must of course increase beat the skin, talis upon the windpipe, and perspiration. We may ob. aod lungs, and so occacions serve, likewise, that there is no coughing. Therefore, there is promoting sweat without increal. nothing more likely to produce ing the motion of the heart. a cold, than to bring a horse out Therefore, as the motion of the of a hot stable into the cold air; fibres, and the course of the fluids, because it immediately stops peris always more quick and lively, fpiration, and drives the sharp in a pure, serene air, we may excrementitious matter to the in. conclude that perfpiration is al ward parts, efpecially to the ways, in that case, more free, glandulous coars of the throat, Sometimes there may be a great ' mouth, nostrils, and bronchia of

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