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Record 27471

Reading Experience:

Included in Reading Notes of Edward Pordage (c.1710): Reading notes from the English translation of A New Light of Alchymy (1674) by Michał Sędziwój (Sendivogius).
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)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Michał Sędziwój
Title: A New Light of Alchymy; Taken out of ye Fountain of Nature & Manual Experi-ence. To which is added a Treatise of Sulphur.
Genre: Astrology / alchemy / occult
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: In English translation by John French (1674)
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 27471  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Edward Pordage
  Title: Reading Notes
  Location: King's College, Cambridge
  Call no: MS 840.5
  Page/folio: 104-170

Citation: Edward Pordage, Reading Notes King's College, Cambridge, p. MS 840.5, p. 104-170,, accessed: 30 September 2023

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: 'This translation [of text read] also contains an English version of Paracelsus's De natura rerum (1537). The translator, identified here as 'J. F. M. D.', was the physician John French.'



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