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not, till lately, thought any thing of tion of those who make this branch of ibis explanation. But the fact above the medical art their ftudy. related fee ns to prove that in some in

J. ELLIOT. 1tances it may be true; and may, there- No. 26, Great Marlborough-friet, fore, be thought worthy the confidera

Oct. 2, 1783.

FOR THE LONDON MAGAZINE.
MR. EDITOR,
THE infertion of the following paper in the Medical Department of your

Mifcellany, mav, perhaps, preferre a fellow-creature. If you are of the fame opinion, and choose to give it a place, you will much oblige

A CONSTANT READER.

I vir. Erciay, of Cambridge-heath, danger wbatever world ensue : and Liackney, after dresing the wedding even if such fimptons have appeared, dinner for 11. Tritton, banker, who this is one of the most efectual means was just muriel to v1: Barclay, haftily of relieving and removing them. And taking up a mug of liquor, which un if the prison fwallowed be a solution happily proved to be 107, she died of arsenic, this would be one of the the famne night, in viilent convulsions. moit likely means of guarding against

Liveriel. In Auguit, 1783, a young its effects, whlit at the same tiine it child of Captain Bioby's, playing in å will not interfere with any of the usui neighbour's houli, got to some jacob's methods of obriating the danger. A Water fweetened, placed there to poi. faller explanation, and more particular fon fies, and drink so much as occa directions, on this subject, given by fioned its dyin the day after conrulle!. Dr. Houilion, may be feen in the E

As this poifin is often used, espe- dinburgh Medical Commentaries, Vol. cially at this time of the

year,

and as VI. Part 3, and an abitract of the faine similar acciuents in consequence there in Dodsey's Annual Kegiiler, for 1780, of are by no means rare, the following as follows: cautions inay be useful:

Objervations on Mineral Poisons. 1. If this poisonous mixture (which ought not to be indiscriminately fold) The Annual Register for the year is to be used at all, it should be placed 1778. contained an account of Mons, out of the reach of children, and mix- Navier's proposal of the liver of sul. ed up in a muner dirty enough to dif- phur as an antidote again't certain megust, and deter any one eife fro:p a de- tallic paifulis., This idea, it appears, fire to take it. 2. As foon as it is however, has long before cccurred to, known that a person has unfortunately and been successfully applied by, others. taken any of it, inincciare alifiance We have fince fien a paper on this fub. should be procure; a vomit should be jećt, inserted in the fixth volume of given directls, and falt of tartar, or the Edinburgh Vedical Commentaries, pot-ahes, Saulved in water, should wherein alkaline falts are recommended

The poifun fold on the fame principie. Thudirections under de name of Jacob's-Water is there laid down are full, clear, and sometimes arhaic dished in water, easy, being uraien up with a view tb but that prope:iy so called is only a fupply the million on this head in weak folution of corruse sublimate; 'Timor and Buchan, authors on whom and in that cafe there is the firongeft the pubbic rely greatly and juily, but reason to beli e, thath, taking a little who have not noticed this efficacious of the above alkaline falt after it (and remedy. As the particular species of the sooner after it the better, if yioknt poisoa raken is ofico not afcertained,

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and the effects produced by it are so strongly infifted on by Tissot, as coun fudden as sometimes not to admit of teracting the effects of narcotics; fince Calling in medical aslistance, it is of im- acids, given together with alkaline salts, portance that a method which bids ro

are pronounced to be attended with fair to be attended with success should great success in this case, by Dr. Mead be extensively known.

and others. Vie, therefore, lay before our rea To supply the omission then in ders the concluding paragraphs of that those popular writers, might not the paper; in the former part of which is following directions be given on this given the case of two women poisoned subject?" · When symptoms of poiat Liverpool, in April 1774, with cor- fon appear, mix a tea-spoonful of any rosive fublimate, one of whom died, of the following articles, falt of tartar, the other, under the direction of Dr. falt of wormwood, pearl-ash, pot-aili, Houlston, took the alkali, by which spirit of hartshorn, or sal volatile, with me found inftant relief, and foon per- half a pint of water, and of this let one fectly recovered. The conclufion he half be given to the patient immediate. draws from the history of this case is as ly, and the other in a short time aftera; follows;

wards, It will sometimes give great “ In all cases of poison it is prudent relief, and the vomiting will cease, immediately to give a solution of an "That, however, is to be promoted, alkali, followed by a vomit. If the and if it does not retum on drinking poison be corrosive sublimate, an alka warm water, &c. after waiting a while, fi, either fixed or volatile, will decom- it will be proper to give a vomit of pose it, and precipitate the metal in a ipecacuanha, or, if that is not fuffi. form nearly inoffensive. It will have cient, one ftill stronger. After each á fimilar effect on the sugar of lead, vomiting, a dose of this solution of the extract of lead, emetic tartar, or falt of tartar hould be given, and it, any metallic falt. If the poison be ar may be repeated erery two

or three fcnic, New.nann observes, that • al- hours, especially if the pain of the kalies will very plentifully dissolve it,' ftornach return. It shouid be contiAnd if so, as it is difficulıly soluble in nued too, in finall doses, for some time water, the vomit will then succeed the after the fyrıptoms disappear. If none better to discharge it. Whether or no of these falts are at hand, a little woodfulphur, exhibited in any form, might alhes mixed with boiling water will lesen the danger of arsenic is not clear, answer the same end, suffering them to though these two, when uniced, are stand till they fettle, and pouring the not poifoncus. If the poison be of the water clear off

, or filtering through vegetable class, an alkali can be of no linen. By tafting it, the degree of dilservice, nor interiere with the other saltness will deterniine if the folution means of remedying by evacuation, nor be strong enough; if it be not disagree, yet by the subsequent use of acids, so ably so it may be given. '

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THE ENGLISH THEATRE, AND REGISTER OF PUBLIC

ENTERTAINMENTS. THIS winter bid: fair to be diitin- and respectable lift is already on our

guihed for a spirit of aluivity register. and rival hip between the two theatres. COVENT-GARDEN, his, if properly conducted, mult tend IN our last we mentioned the

apto the advancement of the drama in pearance of Mrs. Johnson in Rosetta. general, and the peculiar, benefit of She has fince appeared in Leonora in 50th authors and managers. The ma the Padlock, and in Mandane in Arpusers have rery properly begun the taxerxes. Whatever predilection fome calon wish the introduction of new may lave for a particular farourite in performers in old plays, & numerous Leonorz, we are far from thinking that

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the part is beyond the abilities of any FICER was performed. Three new good second-rate performer. Mrs. performers made their first appearance. Johnson sung better in it, than in Ro- Mr. Bonnor, in Capt. Brazen; Miss setta, and better in Mandane than in Scrace (now Mrs. Bates) in Sylvia, and cither. Her first song was admirably Mrs. Chalmers in Rofe. The two forexecuted. Her fhake is uniform and mer are from the theatre of Bath, the diftinét, but the does not appear to

latter from that of Edinburgh. have hitherto studied under an accom

Mr. Bonnor's talents are very proplished maiter.

Her last fong; The perly directed to that caft of parts which Soldier tired of war's alarms did not has been filled by Dodd, principally please us. She has not great compass, fops and fribbles. Mr. Bonnor is a and her subdivisions, although clear, good figure; his manner seems his own, cannot be protracted without exhauft at least he did not remind us of any ing her. Upon the whole, however, living actor: his voice is full and we think she will prove a valuable ad- strong; every word is heard; and his dition to the elegant vocal band which conception of his author is very happy. this theatre now poffeffes.

Before the play he fpoke the follow, Sept. 19. The RecrUITING OF- ing

ADDRESS TO THE PUBLIC: WHEN rambling boys, the school's dread Should o'er my track no evil ftar preside, empire o'er,

Waves kindly bear, and gentle breezes guide, Arrive at some fair stream untry

, 'd before, I'd still as active prove, as if the lky Home, fearful, linger on its verdant fide,

Frown'd black’ning 1torins, and death were And dread t'approach the yet unforded tide;

hov'ring nigh; Whilst others boldly plunge, reload to go, Look back with transport on these firft essays, Unconscious of the rocks that lurk below: To reach the port of your proiecting praile. So, mid'th' adventurers of the Thespian train, Ere I withdraw, permit me to implore Whore fortunes float on the dramatic main, For a fair suppliant, trembling at your door, Are fome, who tearing open ica to take,

Who fondly leeks a function here to gain, In coating craft their humble voyage make: To plaudits yielded by a lib'ral train, Others, directed by a boider aim,

Whose luttering ímiles, from mean distractions On Ocean's borom hope to raise their fame,

free, And as the critic winds or ileep or roar,

Have oft' diffus'd their cheering beams o'er me. Are whelm'd at once, or proudly reach the shore: With Sylvia, too, an untry'd Rose appears, Of these there are who smaller itreams have try'd, Who now encounters all those anxious fears, And fail'd in latery with the partial tide, Which in the tender tem le boiom glows, Whom fond ambition urg'd to pread the fail Too strong for female effort to oppose : O'er this dread fea, nar fear a threat'ning gale, Whate'er my fate, allow their fex's claiin, In humbie hope luccelstully to iteer,

Lee British gallantry asfiit their aim, By candour welcom'd to an harbour here. And smooth with lenient hand their path to Should my light bark a happy pailage boaft,

fame. As those who ventur's from the tell-fame coast,

From his performance of Roderigo ed. In breeches fne is by much the and Ostrick lince, there is every reason fineft figure now on the fage. From to applaud Mr. Bonnor as an industri- her manner of speaking some fentences ous and intelligent performer.

we are deceived if he may not prove a Miss Scrace is an actress of no infe- very good second-part tragedian. Her rior rank. She has long performed at profile is a little Siddonian, but her Path and Bristol with great success. nose is rather larger. It is somewhat Her figure is elegant; her face agree- fingular that the morning after her first able and expreslive, and her acting con appearance she was married to Mr. ducted with the greatelt chaitity and Lates, one of the Harlequins of Cojudgement. Her voice is pleasing, vent-Garden. fills every part of the house, and is Mrs. Chalmers is a chambermaid, capable of great variety. The belt and nothing but a chambermaid. Her specimen of her powers was afterwards manner resembles that of Mrs. Wilson, given in Hyppolita, in the comedy of although the cannot be faid to imitate Sise quoild and be wonld not. Perhaps that lady, as Mrs. Chalmers has been the character never was better perform- but a few years on the stage, and all

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tre managers, as well as audience, to worth since, his character as a finger is determine what would be the conse- fully ettablished. As a speaker he has quence. It certainly would do hurt to much to learn, and many vulgarities to the interest of the house, and particu- get rid of. larly to theie performers, who have No new plays hare been as ver been brought from Paris at a vatt ex. brought on this thestre. Tie fecond Pence.

act of that piealing Bagatelle Tritatii Mr. Johnson, Eriband to Shandy has been re-written, and id's the Mrs. Johnson mentioned above, to the interelt of the piece, which is appeared for the fint time in England, now become a favourire. Many noin the character of Lionel, in the opera velties are promised. Old Vidie is of L-9221.0 Clerce To a prepoiler to appear in his favourite and titoured fing figure and the courtenec, Mr. character. He has trained a new Portia Jolinfon ald, one of the buit voices on purpose. We might add that vir nw on the stage. It has great com

Chalmers, the husband of Mr.Chalmers pass, its tones are natural, and there is above mentioned, attempted Tom, in à pathos in his manner of finging The Canjciunt Lovers; but with no yicar tender fungs, to which the flage has fuccefs. He is, however, an exceilent long been a stronger. From his per- tiarlequin. formance of Mactcath and Lord Aim

DRURY-LANE THEATRE. THE first novelty here is the intro- jesties commanded her performance this duction of Mr. John Kemble, another evening. If popularity, if even exbrother of Mrs. Siddons, who on Sept. cess of popularity be a mark of tterling zoth appeared for the firit time in Lon- merit, no performer, male or female don, in the arduous and comprehensive (we except not Garrick) ever engaged character of Hamlet. As this per- that share of it which fell to Mrs. Siulformer is likely to engage the atten.

dons lait season. But she has a merit tion of the pablick in no common de- which popular cpinion can neither yie gree, and as We would with to avoid nor take away. Since we saw her, her the mistakes which judgement formed improvement has been great indend, from fi.it appearances is apt to create, and often as we have fech her in lit we shall deter our opinion of him until bella, there were beauties on this next inonth, when we intend to enter night's performance which we had nefully upon his merits and his dates, rer seen before. Wher genius is eleand aftertain that rank woich we think vated and improved, we may be afhinn capable to hold in the theatre. His furul the judgement must be accurate habits are very auk.vad, and it is but and e:er at work. We shall, inun fair to see him in other characters than tiine to time mark the progress of this Hamlet and the Black Prince before we accomplished actress, as we are informdetermine whether there habits are ed she is to play several new characters fixel, or whether he gives to different in the course of the season. charafters a dillerent inner.

07. 20.

A Mr. Ward, who it is A Virs. Vison made her faid played in London fome years since, firit attempt in Philis in 77: Conscious but unluccessfully, endeavoured to reL.Try the gave funeilender proofs new his acquaintance with the town, of taients which may be improved, and in the character of Ranger. Few render her useful in the chamber-maid actors are aware of the many requisites

that must go to forin a char: cieristic 08. 8. Virs. Sillons ar prired for representation of Ranger. M". Varate the first time this season in Ifibella; uis not altogether deficient, bar, ve she was announced by the managers for will venture to fay, no new periulie's the Saturday following, but their va- ever played ibe part so well. Natitis

Oct. 7.

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