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'Παθομαχια Or Loues Loadestone', a prose comedy

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MS. Eng. misc. e. 5

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'Παθομαχια Or Loues Loadestone', a prose comedy, in which the virtues and vices appear as characters. This was printed in 1630 with the title 'Pathomachia, or, the Battle of Affections, shadowed by a feigned Siege of the Citie of Pathopolis.'


  • Written about A.D. 1630


48 pages

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. misc. e. 5, fols. 1-2]
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MS. Eng. misc. e. 5

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20106


'Παθομαχια Or Loues Loadestone', a prose comedy

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 30045

Custodial History

Owned by 'William Bury, St. Johns Coll: Cambridge', about 1830-40.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Owned by J. O. Halliwell Phillipps, according to catal. 59, no. 189, of J. W. Jarvis & Sons, from which it was bought on July 15, 1889, for 14s.

Physical Facet

On paper


7 7/8 × 6 in.
'Παθομαχια Or Loues Loadestone', a prose comedy
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description

Repository Details

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