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.

12 Nov 2013, 7:38 p.m. - Bill

There many annotations about this play on 3 December 1660. http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1660/12/03/

15 Nov 2013, 7:55 p.m. - Bill

The year given in the "1893 text" is incorrect. The relevant issue of the European Magazine, vol. 37, was May, 1800. This Google Books citation works on the day I write this: http://books.google.com/books?id=n7Q2AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA344&dq=european+magazine+cornelianum&hl=en&sa=X&ei=vnmGUoKGLMfp2AXvrYHIBA&ved=0CEkQuwUwAQ#v=onepage&q=european%20magazine%20cornelianum&f=false

16 Jun 2016, 2:56 a.m. - Terry Foreman

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. http://www.worldcat.org/title/cornelianum-dolium-comoedia-lepidissima-optimorum-judiciis-approbata-theatrali-coryphoeo-nec-immerito-donata-palma-chorali-apprime-digna/oclc/14301753

16 Jun 2016, 3:01 a.m. - Terry Foreman

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/2013/09/25/cornelianum-dolium/

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Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.

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