Do you want to play the numbers game ?

 

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Using "The Sonnets" 

(a facsimile of the original gives the best results )

  

Rules

 

1) Take a line of text that contains Roman and Italic words.

2) Count

(a)Roman Words

 (b)Italic Words

 (c) Roman Letters

 (d) Italc Letters. 

3) Using only plus (+) or minus (-) on the numbers try and find the hidden name.

Example

 

Sonnet 1, line 2
"That thereby beauties Rose might never die"
 Roman Words = 6, Italic Words = 1, Roman Letters = 32, Italic Letters = 4

 32(rl) + 1 (iw) = 33

 33= B(2) +A(1) + C(3) +O(14) +N(13)

 Therefore 33 = BACON

  32(rl) +6(rw) +4(il) – 1(iw) = 41

 41 =P(15) +E(5) +E(5) +L(11) + E(5)

Therefore 41 = PEELE

  

4)To make more names, convert the Italic word to its numeric form

 
Example

R(17),+O(14)+S(13)+E(5) = 49

 49(Iword) +32 (rl) = 81

 M(12) +A(1) +R(17) +L(11) +O(14) +W(21) + E(5)

 Therefore 81 = MARLOWE 

Have fun, but remember it is only a Game.
 

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