THE

SHAKESPEARE-SECRET

BY

EDWIN BORMANN

TRANSLATED FROM THE GERMAN

BY

HARRY BRETT

 

 

LONDON

THWOHLLEBEN

45.GREAT RUSSELL STREET W.C.

LEIPZIG

EDWIN BORMANN'S SELBSTVERLAG

1895

 

CONTENTS

Translators Preface

xi

Author's Preface

xv

I. THE HIGHEST POESY

The great silence

Poesy as a chief part of learning

The classification of poesy

Does dramatic-poesy really exist?

 

 

1

4


4

7

II. SHAKESPEARE'S 'THE TEMPEST'

a dramatic parable in the sense of Bacon's Natural Philosophy

1. Pretergenerations

9

2. The relationship to the other parts of the"Great Instauration

12

3. 'The Tempest' and 'The History of the Winds'

16

4. The Summing-up of the foregoing

21

III. SHAKESPEARE'S HAMLET

a dramatic parable in the sense of Bacon's Anthropology

1. A matter of the highest importance

23

2. The spirit-scenes of the first act

24

3. The four sub-sections of the science of Anthropology

47

4. The defects of medical science

56

5. Further Hamlet-Bacon Similiarities

75

6. Summary of that which has been found

85

IV. SHAKESPEARE'S  'KING LEAR'

a dramatic parable in the sense of Bacon's doctrine of Negotiating, Business

1. The doctrine of Negociation a 'missing science'

94

2. Quotations from Francis Bacon's chapter on the doctrine of Negociation to elucidate the contents

95

3. The first scenes in the tragedy of 'King Lear,' with interpolation of quotations from Francis Bacon's chapter on the doctrine of Negcotiation

97

4. The summing-up of the foregoing

121

V. SHAKESPEARE'S COMEDY OF 'LOVE'S 
LABOUR'S LOST'

a dramatic parable in the sense of Bacon's doctrine of Lighted Luminous Matter

1. The wealth of light in the comedy

125

2. The concordance of ideas between the comedy and Bacon's science of light

132

3. The summing-up

147

VI.THE BACON PARABOLISM OF THE REMAINING SHAKESPEARE DRAMAS

1. The arrangement of the Folio-Edition of the Shakespeare Dramas

149

2. The Bacon-Parables in the Shakespeare Comedies and Histories

152

3. The moral of the Shakespeare-Tragedies corresponds with Bacon's ethics as practice does with theory

175

VII. BACON'S HENRY THE SEVENTH

a Supplement to the Shakespeare-Histories

1. The gap in the historical dramas

185

2. The concealed verse in "The Historie of King Henry the Seventh

186

3. The theatrical allusions in 'The Historie of King Henry the Seventh'

191

VIII. FRANCIS BACON 

AND 

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

1. The life of Francis Bacon

195

2. The writings of Francis Bacon which bear his name

202

3. The anonymous and pseudonymic writings of Francis Bacon

207

4. The great anonymous between 1591 and 1598

211

5. The cessation of anonymity and the appearance of the poet- 'William Shakespeare'

217

6. Shakespeare or Shakspere?

223

7. The issue of books of the Bacon-Shakespeare-Period

227

8. Mutual hints at each other

A. Bacon hints at Shakespeare

229

229

9. Mutual hints at each other

B.Shakespeare hints at Bacon

234

234

10. The external features of the Shakespeare-Folio-Edition of 1623

239

11. Bacon's literary Confidants : Rawley, Jonson and Matthews

247

IX. POETISED SCIENCE

1. A short Review of all hitherto discovered

256

2. The six Parts of the 'Great Instauration of Sciences'

260

A Final Word

266

A List of the Works chiefly referred to

274

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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