How Francis Bacon Signed The Tempest

 

In Elizabethan times--- there were only 24 letters in the alphabet I and J being the same, also U and V. Each letter in the alphabet has it's numerical value as follows:

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

K

L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

S

T

U

W

X

Y

Z

Simple

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

Reverse

24

23

22

21

20

19

18

17

16

15

14

13

12

11

10

9

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

The last word in The Tempest is the word FREE.The Epilogue spoken by Prospero the last two sentences:

As you from crimes would pardon'd be,
Let your Indulgence set me free.

The simple count of this word FREE is 33 thus F 6, R 17; E 5, E 5 =33. The simple count of the word BACON is also 33, thus B 2, A 1, C 3, O 14, N 13 = 33. The Reverse count of the word FREE is 67 thus F 19, R 8, E 20, E 20 =67. The simple count of the word FRANCIS is also 67, thus F 6, R 17, A 1, N 13,
C 3, I 9, S 18, =67.

Thus the word Free represents both Francis and Bacon. The Reverse count of FREE being 67--the same as the simple count of BACON. The Tempest was the last play written and is the author's literary testament so he signed it in the manner above demonstrated. Incidentally, according to Camden--the occult meaning of the word FRANCIS is free. Bacon was always on the look out for analogies and discovering that the count of the word FREE is 67 in reverse count and 33 in simple count and that FRANCIS is 67 in simple count and BACON is 33 in simple count he made the last word of the last play the word FREE. A neater cryptic signature can hardly be imagined.

If Shaksper wrote this play--it was very obliging of him to make the last word a word which gives the numbers 67 and 33- the same numbers as the words Francis Bacon.

----EDWARD D. JOHNSON