John Aubrey, Hint-Keeper: Life-Writing and the Encouragement of Natural Philosophy in the pre-Newtonian Seventeenth Century

@article{Bennett2007JohnAH,
  title={John Aubrey, Hint-Keeper: Life-Writing and the Encouragement of Natural Philosophy in the pre-Newtonian Seventeenth Century},
  author={K. Bennett},
  journal={The Seventeenth Century},
  year={2007},
  volume={22},
  pages={358 - 380}
}
  • K. Bennett
  • Published 2007
  • History
  • The Seventeenth Century
  • In a prose satire written by Samuel Butler, 'An Occasional Reflection on Dr Charleton's feeling a Dog's Pulse at Gresham-College', the physician Walter Charlton is said to have invaded the Royal Society's fastnesses 'by Surreptition and Inviolation, and to have secretly deprived the Hint-Keeper' of a precious gift to the Society, the 'King of Macassar's Poison', and to have experimented on it in secret.1 Butler, an acute and well-informed satirist of scientific culture, also talks of the 'Hint… CONTINUE READING
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    Review of periodical literature published in 2007

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