“The minde is matter moved”: Nehemiah Grew on Margaret Cavendish

  title={“The minde is matter moved”: Nehemiah Grew on Margaret Cavendish},
  author={Justin Begley},
  journal={Intellectual History Review},
  pages={493 - 514}
  • J. Begley
  • Published 2 May 2017
  • Linguistics
  • Intellectual History Review
ABSTRACT This essay explores an unstudied compendium to Margaret Cavendish’s 1655 Philosophical and Physical Opinions that was composed by the learned physician, plant anatomist, and secretary of the Royal Society, Nehemiah Grew. Despite the growing body of scholarship on Cavendish, minimal attention has been dedicated to her early reception. But studying this compendium provides some fascinating insights into how one of the foremost thinkers of her day read, emended, and manipulated her ideas… 
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