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Record Number: 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

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

Additional Information:

n/a

Citation:

Edward Pordage, Reading Notes, King's College, Cambridge, MS 840.5, 92-103, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=27470, accessed: 25 June 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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