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Reade or Read (Simon)

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alluded to by Ben Jonson in the Alchemist, i. 2, was Simon Read, of St. George’s, Southwark, professor of physic. Rymer, in his Fœdĕra, vol. xvi., says, “he was indicted for invoking evil spirits in order to find out the name of a person who, in 1608, stole £37 10s. from Tobias Mathews, of St. Mary Steynings, London.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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