ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Thomas Vaughan

(1621-1666)


Thomas Vaughan, the twin brother of the poet Henry, was a disciple of Cornelius Agrippa and a noted Rosicrucian and alchemist. He attended Jesus College Oxford (B.A. 1642) and was rector of St. Bridget's, Brecon. An associate of the reformer Samuel Hartlib, he engaged in a bitter controversy with Henry More of Cambridge. Vaughan published under the pseudonym "Eugenius Philalethes."


TEXT RECORDS:

1650To my learned, and much respected Friend, Mr. Matthew Harbart.

PUBLICATIONS:

Anthroposophia theomagica; or, a discourse of the nature of man and his state after death. 1650.
Magica Adamica: or the antiquities of magic. 1650.
The man-mouse tortured for gnawing the margins of Eugenius Philalethes. 1650.
Lumen de lumine: or, a new magicall light discovered. 1651.
Aula lucis, or, the house of light: a discourse. 1652.
Euphrates, or the waters of the East. 1655.
The chemist's key to the doctrine of corruption and generation. 1657.
Henry Vaughan, Thalia Rediviva [contains poems by Thomas]. 1678.
Abyssus alchymiae exploratus. 1705.
The English and Latin verse-remains, ed. A. B. Grosart. 1868.
The works of Thomas Vaughan: Eugenius Philalethes, ed. A. E. Waite. 1919.
Works, ed. Alan Rudrum. 1984.