Including Shakespeare's connection with the Inn's of Court, the origin of the Capias Utlegatum regarding Coke and Bacon, Francis Bacon's connection with Warwickshire, together with a reprint of the Gesta Grayorum
By Basil Brown
Author "Notes on Elizabethan Poets," "Supposed Caricature of the Droeshout Portrait of Shakespeare"
Privately Printed by the Author
TO GRAYS INN
"Old Purpulii Britain's Ornament"
the Author Dedicates this humble offering
Shakespeare's Connection With the Inns of Court
Shakespeare's Plays Controlled by Bacon's friends
Why Queen Elizabeth Neglected Bacon &emdash;That Capias Utlegatum
Origin of Capias Utlegatum Insult Offered to Bacon by Queen Elizabeth's Attorney-General, Sir Edward Coke
Francis Bacon's Connection with Warwickshire and the Forest of Arden
Bacon's Connection with the Burbage's
You Would Pluck Out the Heart of My Mystery
Shakespeare's Lodgings in Silver Street
Bacon's Warwickshire Kinsmen and the Underhill's
Was Anne Cecil the Prototype of Helena in "All's Well "
Apendix A &emdash;
History of the Manor and Ancient Barony of Castle Combe. Re Sir John Falstaff's Ward
Appendix B &emdash;
Edmund Tilney, Master of the Revels
Appendix C &emdash;
List of Lands Owned by the Cooke's, Lords of Hartshill
"It is a point fit and necessary in the front or beginning of this work without hesitation or reservation to be professed, that it is no less true in this human kingdom of knowledge than in God's Kingdom of Heaven, that no man shall enter into it except he become first as a little child." &emdash; Bacon's Valerius Terminus
Shakespeare clothes the same truth as follows :
Hel. " He that of greatest works is finisher,
Oft does them by the weakest minister;
So holy writ in babes hath judgment shown,
When judges hath been babes. Great floods have flown
From simple sources; and great seas have dried,
When miracles have by the greatest been denied."
The spirit of Truth breathes through these lines of Bacon's, for he had in his nature a quality of divineness. The same idea as expressed by Shakespeare is a
"Truth in beauty dyed."
The above quotations assimilate so well, and seem so of a piece, that I cannot divorce the one from the other, especially in these pages where their authors are so often referred to. And to confess a truth to the patient reader, they gave me courage to begin this, the second reprint of the Gesta Grayorum in 1913, and caused me to think as Helena did in All's Well,
"What I can do, can do no hurt to try."
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