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An Account of the New Tragedy called Clemetina.
69 turn to France. Anselmo, on this de- most likely method of terminating her tection, loads them with reproaches, misfortunes ; relying, therefore, on the commands Granville to be feized, and goodness of the worthy old nobleman's forced on board his velfel, which by an disposition, the throws herself at his order from the Senate is obliged to feet, and declares every transaction that leave the harbour without delay, and, had happened from her first acquaintfupposing his darling daughter dishon- ance with Rinaldo. Affected at the oured by a stranger, retires in a pa- particulars of her story, and happy to roxysm of grief and despair.
find her honour is yet untainted, the This scene of domestic distress is fol- good Anselmo congratulates his daughlowed by one of public reward. The ter. and himself upon there, yet regratitude of Anfelmo's countrymen fer maining a prospect of happiness, as he the fervices he had done the State, arole doubts not from his great influence to to fuch a pitch, that they, in open Se- reconcile his son-in-law with the Senate invite him to accept of the sove- nate, but the unfortunate Rinaldo hay. reign authority, but with an almost un. ing escaped from his confinement, and exampled magnanimity he refuses the meeting with his rival Palermo, an tempting offer, and assures them his honourable termination of their difa highest ambition is to procure the elta- pute, by single combat, is the conse, blishment of Liberty in the Republic, quence of their rencounter, and Ri. and to free it from the dominion of naldo being mortally wounded, has foreign and domestic tyrants, and that only strength enough left to present he will never accept of any distinguish- himself before his beloved Clementina, ed pre-eminence above the rest of his and breathe his last on her boson. The fellow-citizens. This disinterested de- unhappy lady appears, for some time, claration is received with the loudest torpid with despair, but her passions at acclamation by the populace, who con- length breaking forth, he execrates duét him to his house in triumph. the authors of her misfortnne, and ter
Granville, anxious to deliver Cle- minates the melancholy by stabbing mentina from the distress it must natu- herself in a fit of distraction. rally be supposed she was in, after leav The above is a flight sketch (taker irg the harbour, determined to make from a first representation only) of this a desperate effort to carry her off, and interesting tragedy, which abounds accordingly tacked about and landed a with sentiment and theatrical business, party of his men near Anselmo's garden, and was received with universal applause where he presently obtains the object by the audience. The performers, notef his wishes; but just as they were pre- withstanding it is said they got ready paring to embark, Palermo interposes, in their character at a very short no and attacks Granville with great fury, tice, acquitted themselves with great but being overpowered by numbers, propriety in their different departhe is at length difarmed, and kept pri- ments. Not to mention Mrs. Yates foner by Granville's affiftants, who, in particular on this occafio., would from the aiarm being given, are not be a very unjustifiable omiffion, as the, able to gain the sea beach, but are de- through the whole part of Clementina, feated by the Venetians, who retake gave such exquisite proofs of her aito Elementina and Palermo, and feize nishing theatrical talents, that the freGranville, who is immediately thrown quently produced the most uncommon into close confinement for his supposed bursts of approbation from the admir, atrocious behaviour.
ing spectators. The prologue was Clementina's perturbation of mind spoken by Mr. Renfley, and the Epileft her husband's real character should logue, containing a humorous descripbe found out, is inexpreffible, and her tion of Venice, by Mrs. Yates; both father's ill opinion of her, the is hardly which will be laid before the public as. able to support; a candid confeflion usual in our next Migazine, of her real fituation seems to her the
Scotch Pride humbled, or, the Rebellion crushed.
(Embellished with a curious Copper Plate.) I
T is very mortifying to a great ge. with well-earned laurels ; the other
neral to consider what little value went to sea only to write love letters is set upon ancient heroes in the pre- to another man's wife. If this should sent days. Names which grace the be the case, they who litted up the pages of ancient history are now given successor to popular censure, would be by us to vur domestic animals, and as culpable, as he who provoked it. the guardians of our sheep are named Under any other title, his faults might Pompey, Cæsar, and Nero. Whether pass unnoticed, under this they inthis be not owing to some faith in the trude themselves upon us, whether pythagorean system of transinigration, we will or no. I will not take upon me to say; but The revival of this title seems not if it be, it discovers more malice than less impolitic, than it was unseasonable. contempi.
The name of the duke of CI never medicated on this subject muft raise aversion in the breast without concern ; and have carried of every Scot, who was related to any my thoughts a step farther in thinking of those, whose blood manured the it is equally disgraceful to find the field of Culloden. They found that title of an extraordinary hero given to their wounds were to be laid open a lefs worthy descendent.
again, and their shame must think this The title of the duke of C---- an outrage not less cruel than unreaformerly carried with it an idea of sonable. This would rather increase heroism and dignity ; when his late disaffection, than promote union, and highness died, I was in hopes serve to rekindle a fame, which it was that his title would have been fuf- necessary to stifle. fered to lie dormant. It was dangerous But it we view this affair in another to confirm it upon a second person, light, it may not appear in so formileft it should increase his disgrace ra
dable a shape. ther than add to his dignity,
The Scots were to be amply repaid The censorious could not help ma the sufferings they had endured for king an invidious contrast between their rebellion. The highest places in gothe two poffeffors, and one must shine vernment were to be conferred on them in proportion, as the other would fink as a compenfation, and every depart. in popular estimation. The first duke, ment in the state which could produce a person might properly say, was á either dignity or riches were to be acpersonage of a cultivated genius; the se- cumulated on their countrymen. They cond unable to spell or indite a letter were to be consoled for the distress in in his native language. The first pre- which they were plunged by the Engferved the constitution by crushing lish Hero and that his title might no rebellion, the second infringed the fa- longer carry with it the painful idea cred rights of matrimony, by carry of victory, it was given to one, who ing on an illicit correspondence with has been famous for no victory, but the the wife of a peer. The first went early victory over the fair Sex. into the field and returned 'crowned -.-Coll.- -Oxon--- ANTIQUARIUS,
To the EDITOR of, the OXFORD MAGAZINE. SIR,
tices to a weaver in Spitalfields, upon a gamboge, as was commonly used on Little indifpofition, belonght their mistress board of ships, and cured all'ills. 20 procure them fome purges.
Accordingly, on Sunday morning (to A failor happening unluckily to be at lave a day) the indiscreetly gave a piece her houle at the time, Ike asked him what to every one, by guess only, which soon
Remarkable Advertisements. worked so violently, as to dispatch the Hoffman, and some others, condemat two youngeft, even before people re this inedicine, as acting with too much turned from church.
violence, and occasioning dangerous hyThe eldest, and stouteft, nearly out of percatharses, whilf others are of a conhis time, was ordered to run into the trary opinion.-Geoffroy, feems particugarden, and walk briskly about, in order, Jarly fond of it, and informs us that as they thought, for the rough physic to he has frequently given it from two to work off the quicker ; but finding him. four grains, without its proving at all felf unable to hold out any longer, and emetic ; that from four to eight grains it offering to enter the house again, he sud- both vomits and purges with violence; denly fell down dead on the threshold of that its operation is foon over; and that the door.
if exhibited in a liquid form, and suffiThey were all three conveyed in a ciently diluted, it stands not in need of hearse, and interred together, at the any corrector ; that in the form of a bosame time, in Stepney-church-yard. lus, or pill, it is (by its delay) most apt
Asimilar accident happened in the hun. to prove emetic, but very rarely has this dred of Rochford, told me last week by effect, if joined with sweet inercury. He an eye witness of the fact. A dredger's nevertheless cautions against its use, wife asked her near neighbour what lie where the patient can't salily bear vomitThould purge her husband's two appren- ing. tices with, who told her, with as much * mention such melancholy accidents gamboge in powder, as could lie on a by way of precaution, to prevent the like ihilling : On a Sunday morning too the fatal effects for the future, and to advise gave the same dose to both, one being both patient and prescriber never to use about fourteen years of age, and weakly, such drastic purges, without good advice, and the other twenty.
and proper directions. My informer left them in violent opera I have indeed, upon certain occasions, tion thereby, both upwards and down as for incipient dropsies, ordered it to wards, to go to church ; and on her re even ten or twelve grains for a dore ; but turn, the was surprised to find them it was to rohust bodies only, who could Jaying out the youngest.-The eldest, bear great Thaking---not elle. It is cerfrom his superior Atrength, held it out, tainly an excellent drug in some difficult narrowly escaping, death, but not with cases, wben used with judgment, but a out a pally fucceeding on the extremities, dangerous medicine in the hands of the which took away the use of his limbs. ignorant and unskilful the
bcit He was sent to the hospital, where he medicines always being the very 'worst Howly recovered their motion by degrees; when milused: and at present is alive and well.
REMARKABLE ADVERTISEMENTS, &c.
profeflion and caly circumitances, not guidel by the same principles. Any having heard say, that there is a lady in letter directed to A. Z. &c. London, who by her great connexions, Ledger has put many gentlemen in the way to be married in a fhort time and with little trouble, to ladies every way agreeable
, N Mocharacter in this kingdom can be either in regard to person, character, clergyman; and yet how many worthy and circumstance, Tould be very glad men are there of that profession whose in to be acquainted with that lady, or comes, barely fufficient for present mainany lady that might favour him in that tainance, afford them not the means of respect, and shall with pleasure conform making the imallest provision for their to the terms preferibed; wishing allo to children.-It is this melancholy fituation be acquainted' by letter with any essential of the inferior clergy, which to often. particularity, to prevent neediels usouble coinpels them to place their daughters on both sides. As the utmost honour and apprentices to small trades, and soine even fecrecy may be dependtion, it is defired, think themlelves happy to be recom