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Record 27470

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Included in Reading Notes of Edward Pordage (c.1710): Reading notes from Thomas Vaughan's The Man-Mouse Taken in a Trap, and tortur'd to death for gnawing the margins of Eugenius Philalethes (1650), followed by one page of the scribe's reflections and comments on the work (p. 103).
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1710 and 31 Dec 1710
Country: n/a
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
   
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Edward Pordage
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Fellow of King's College. Cambridge
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Thomas Vaughan
Title: The Man-Mouse Taken in a Trap, and tortur'd to death for gnawing the margins of Eugenius Philalethes
Genre: Astrology / alchemy / occult
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1650
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 27470  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Edward Pordage
  Title: Reading Notes
  Location: King's College, Cambridge
  Call no: MS 840.5
  Page/folio: 92-103

Citation: Edward Pordage, Reading Notes King's College, Cambridge, p. MS 840.5, p. 92-103, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=27470, accessed: 19 July 2024

Additional comments:

Page images from MS accessed at Scriptorium: Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Online, where they appear by permission of the Provost and Fellows of King's College, Cambridge. Scriptorium eds. note that Vaughan's early writings appeared under the pseudonym 'Eugenius Philalethes', also remarking: 'The Man-Mouse was part of a pamphlet war between Vaughan and the Cambridge Platonist Henry More, and is a counter-blast to More's attacks on Vaughan in his Observations upon 'Anthroposophia theomagica', and 'Anima magica abscondita' (1650). Pordage falls firmly on More's side of the debate, and in his notes he attacks Vaughan for his 'Sauciness, & Rudeness' (p. 103).'

 

 

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