1893 text

“Cornelianum dolium” is a Latin comedy, by T. R., published at London in 1638. Douce attributed it to Thomas Randolph (d. 1635). The book has a frontispiece representing the sweating tub which, from the name of the patient, was styled Cornelius’s tub. There is a description of the play in the “European Magazine,” vol. xxxvii. (1805), p. 343

This text comes from a footnote on a diary entry in the 1893 edition edited by Henry B. Wheatley.

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Terry Foreman  •  Link

Cornelianum dolium : comoedia lepidissima, optimorum judiciis approbata, & theatrali coryphoeo, nec immeritò, donata, palma chorali apprimè digna
Author: Thomas Randolph; Richard Brathwaite; William Marshall; Thomas Harper; Thomas Slater; All authors
Publisher: Londini : Apud Tho. Harperum, et vaeneunt per Tho. Slaterum, & Laurentium Chapman, 1638.

Terry Foreman  •  Link

Cornelianum Dolium
or Cornelius’s Tub, a comedy performed entirely in Latin from Cambridge and possibly written by Thomas Randolph in 1638. The subject was the quest for a cure for syphilis and the frontispiece by William Marshall shows Cornelius our hero in a sweating tub (which was one of the more popular treatments) being observed by three ladies, presumably his previous conquests. He is clad just in his drawers, and a speech bubble coming out of his mouth reads “Farewell O Venus and Cupids”, whilst the caption on the tub reads: “I sit on the throne of Venus, I suffer in the tub” https://the1642goodwyfe.wordpress.com/2013/09/2...

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