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* In two other persons who died at a more advanced period of the disease, the stomach appeared spotted in many places with extravasations, and the inflammation disappeared. It contained, as did also the intestines, a black liquor, which had been vomited and purged before death. This black liquor appears clearly to be an altered secretion from the liver, for a fluid in all respects of the same qualities was found in the gall bladder. This liquor was so acrid, that it induced conside, rable inflammation and swelling on the operator's hands, which remain. ed some days. The villous membrane of the intestines in these last two bodies was found infiamed in several places. :: “ The liver was of its natural appearance, excepting in one of the last persons, on the surface of which a very few distended veins were seen: all the other abdominal viscera were of healthy appearance.
“ The external surface of the stomach, as well as of the intestines, was quite free from inflammation; the veins being distended with blood, which appeared through the transparent periconeum, gave them a dark colour.
“ The stomach of those who died early in the disease was always contracted, but in those who died at a more advanced period of it, where extravasations appeared, it was distended with air.
(Signed) “ P. S. PHYSICK.
“ J. CATHRALL."
« Temperance, that virtue without pride, and fortune without envy, gives
indolence [healthfulness] of body and tranquillity of mind; the best guardian of youth, and support of old age,"
which restrains our desires, appetites, and passions within just bounds : but we shall consider it here in a more limited signification, as a virtue that curbs our corporeal appetites, and, confining them to a medium equally distant from two opposite extremes, renders them not only innocent, but commendable and useful.
The principal vices repressed by Temperance are Incontinency, and Excess in eating and drinking : if there be any more, they flow from one or other of these two sources.
It would lead us to too great length at present, to consider this virtue fully in both points of view. To the last, then, as most appropriate to our particular subject, we shall chiefly confine our attention.
“ Wine,” says an eminent author, “ raises the imagination, but depresses the judgment. He that resigns his reason is guilty of every
thing he is liable to in the absence of it. A drunken man is the greatest monster in human nature, and the most despicable character in human society; this vice has very fatal effects on the mind, the body, and fortune of the person who is devoted to it; as to the mind, it discovers every flaw in it, and makes every latent seed sprout out in the soul : it adds fury to the passions, and force to the objects that are apt to.infiume them. Wine often turns the good-natured man into an ideot, and the choleric into an assassin; it gives bitterness to resentment, makes vanity insupportable, and displays every little spot of the soul in its utmost deformity.”
“ That drunkenness does not produce, but discover faults;" experience teaches us the contrary ; wine throws a man out of himself, and infuses into the mind qualities to which it is a stranger in its inore sober moments. Some men are induced to drink excessively, as a cure for sorrow and a relief from misfortune ; but they deceive themselves ; wine can only sharpen and embitter their misery.
Temperarce is our guard against a thousand unseen ills. If this virtue restrain not our natural inclinations, they will soon exceed all bounds of reason and of prudence. The Grecian Philosophers ranked Temperance among the highest of all Christian virtues. It is undoubtedly a preservative against numerous diseases, an enemy to passion, and a security against the dire effects of excessive vices and immoderate desires. The good and true Mason knows its HIGHEST VALUE
Every man of reflection must know, that by keeping this vigilant centinel always on duty, we are armed and secured against ihat tremendous host of foes which perpetually hoe ver round the unguarded victims of Intemperance.
THEATRE, DECEMBER 16.
duced at the Haymarket, from the pen of Mr. Hoare, intitled " My GRANDMOTHER.”
Mr. WALDRON ;
Mr. BANNISTER, jun.
Mr. SEDGWICK ;
Mr. WEWITZER ;
Signora STORACE ;
FABLE. Florella, a romantic young Lady, having been to a private Masquerade contrary to the will of Šir Matthew Medley her uncle, meets there with Mr. Vapour, a young gentleman whose father was formerly a particular friend of Sir Matthew, and, being much struck with him, contrives to drop her miniature, which, from her resemblance to a picture in Sir Matthew's collection, had, at his desire, been drawn in the same dress. This scheme succeeds; and Vapour, who is represented as a nervous fanciful man, falls in love with the miniature, and, going shortly after to Sir Mathew's, is shewn, among others, the very picture from which the dress of the miniature was taken, and which proves to be an ancient portrait of Sir Matthew's Grandmother. Florelia, highly pleased with her success, by the assistance of Gossip, a whimsical Carpenter, and Jack of all Trades, places herself in the situation and dress of the picture, where she is seen by Vapour, who doubts his own senses. Charlotte, the daughter of Sir Matthew, taking advantage of these circumstances, introduces Florella soon afterwards to her father, who declares Florella's real name to Vapour, and finally gives her hand to him. Charlotte is at the same time united to Woodly, who has for two years paid his addresses to her.
The Music, by Storace, was exquisite.
The piece abounds with humour and comic situation, and was warmly applauded.
DECMBER 26. “ HARLEQUIN PEASANT; or, A PANTOMIME REHEARSED, performed (first time) at the Theatre in the Haymarket," is the collection of some old scenes thrown together with considerable art. The
first scene exhibits a winter view of the country, in which a peasant finds a frozen serpent; he puts it first in his bosom, and afterwards places it by his fire, where it revives, and turns into the Genius of Gratitude, who gives to the peasant the sword of Harlequin. Thus equipped, the usual pursuits, tricks and changes commence; and there are some very pleasing airs introduced.
JAN. 13: DOUGLAS was presented at Covent Garden to introduce a young Gentleman to the Stage who never trod it before. Few, however, who have made this very arduous attempt, have ever done so, on a first appearance, with more apparent ease or self-possession. The person of this young Gentleman is tall and elegant, and he possesses an enthusiasm which may raise him to a very respectable place in the Dramatic List. Like every person new to the stage, he has some exuberances to repress, and some indispensable requisites to acquire, Under judicious tuition he may easily accomplish both; for he does not seem defective either in judgment or powers. His last scene was very well, and the Curtain dropt amidst the tears and the plaudits of the Audience.-This young Gentleman (whose name is Talbot,) we understand to be the son of an old and respectable Captain of the Navy, who died in the service of his Country in the East-Indies.
JAN. 14 A piece professedly from the pen of Mr. WALDRON, entitled to Heigh HO FOR A HUSBAND!" was represented for the first time at the Haymarket Theatre, the characters as follow:
Mr. Justice Rackrent, Mr. SUETT;
Mr. BARRYMORE ;
Mr. BANNISTER, jun.
- Mrs, GIBBS;
Mrs. HOPKINS ;
Mrs. HARLOW. This Play, which now comes forward in four Acts, originally appeared as a Comedy of five under the title of “ Imitation" about ten years ago, for the Benefit of this dramatic veteran. It is borrowed from FARQUHAR, and is an ingenious transposition of the BEAUX STRATAGEM; Mrs. Powell, Mrs. Gibbs, and Mrs. Harlow are the Archer, Aimwell, and Scrub; whilst Bannister, Barrymore, and Mrs. Hopkins form the exact counter parts of Cherry, Dorinda, and Bonnyface.
It was well received, and has been repeated with approbation. The Epilogue set the House into a roar of laughter. Bannister had full scope for his admirable imitative knack, and he made the most of his talents.The following were the Prologue and Epilogue;