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  1. Hi A Phoenix, Here is something very interesting ! ๐Ÿ˜Š Taking a look in acrostic, I noticed the word "CERDON" that is the name of a French Hamlet. I wondered what was the origin of the word. One of the explanation is that it would derive from "Cerdonium" meaning "fortified place". But "Cerdon" would also mean "Artisan or Craftman". And in the course of my research here is what I have just found ... https://human.libretexts.org/Bookshelves/Literature_and_Literacy/Writing_and_Critical_Thinking_Through_Literature_(Ringo_and_Kashyap)/06%3A_About_Poetry/6.01%3A_What_is_Poetry "Ben Johnson referred to the art of poetry as โ€œthe craft of making.โ€ The old Irish word cerd, meaning โ€œpeople of the craft,โ€ was a designation for artisans, including poets. It is cognate with the Greek kerdos, meaning โ€œcraft, craftiness.โ€ Two basic metaphors for the art of poetry in the classical world were carpentry and weaving. โ€œWhatsoever else it may be,โ€ W. H. Auden said, โ€œa poem is a verbal artifact which must be as skillfully and solidly constructed as a table or a motorcycle.โ€ FRANCIS BACON, THE CONCEAL'D POET EDIT : Interestingly enough, if we do not take the D of "Deducti"(from Deductio) in count, we can form the name CREON, another name of a French Hamlet . CREON was the brother of Jocasta and uncle of Antigone, who became KING of Thebes after the fall of Oedipus. And the name CREON comes from the Greek "KREON" meaning "MASTER". Thus, the aim of this acrostic could be to hide "CERD"(artisan/craftman/poet) and "CREON" (Master/king) FRANCIS BACON, MASTER OF THE CRAFT, KING OF POETS.
  2. The Authors preface to the Reader invites to take a look at the Beginning and at the End ( The ABC ... From A to Z) Here is my take on the decipherment of the end of the Preface ... https://www.google.fr/books/edition/The_History_of_the_Valorous_and_Wittie_K/dgCNj8Bo1e8C?hl=fr&gbpv=1 By counting backward from "Vale", the last word, "Squire" is the 33rd word. 33 = BACON "deciphered" is the 26th word. 26 # B.F. WE WILL NOT FORGET YOU !
  3. Hi CAB, I like this one too !๐Ÿ˜ƒ Here are some thoughts ... B = two I, Bacone Bacone is one another valid spelling of Bacon Here are the Dedications to Anthonie Bacone by Josuah Sylvester in "Du Bartas, His divine weekes"(1633) https://books.google.fr/books?id=XN8rKQZfZwEC&pg=PP7&hl=fr&source=gbs_selected_pages&cad=2#v=onepage&q&f=false And just for fun, you say ... "So I was interested in the emphasis on the Vowels and the strange โ€˜witโ€™ about them which isnโ€™t clear." aei = 15 ou = 34 aeiou = 49 49 is the simple cipher of ... "WIT" Strange 'wit', indeed ! ๐Ÿ˜„
  4. Hi Rob, It has certainly already been noticed that the first sentence of the Authors preface to the Readers contains 33 words. Here is some thoughts/ ideas regarding the 2nd page ... https://www.google.fr/books/edition/The_History_of_the_Valorous_and_Wittie_K/dgCNj8Bo1e8C?hl=fr&gbpv=1 Interestingly From Reader to Reader we can find "by f. bacon arm" I also like the idea that with the "ad" of the Reader on top (or with only the "d" and with the "a" in but "a" stepfather) it gives: Drama by F. Bacon Father is the 33rd word (33=BACON) "Free-wil" is on the 33rd line of the preface
  5. https://www.google.fr/books/edition/The_History_of_the_Valorous_and_Wittie_K/dgCNj8Bo1e8C?hl=fr&gbpv=1 Enjoy ! ๐Ÿ˜‰
  6. Hi Phoenixes, I second Eric. We can never thank you enough for your commitment. There is no thank you big enough to recognize the incredible number of hours you have invested and that you invest in a daily basis to share your knowledge for the benefit of the B'Hive community and for the cause. ๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ Regarding the Eulogy 23, do you know if someone already suggest another possibility than the death of James I in 1625, to explain the reference to "Jame's Constellation" ? I've just learned that James VI of Scotland was called the "Bright Star of the North." What if it was a hidden reference to the "Brightest Star of the Northern Sky" that is Arcturus in the constellation of ... Bรถotes, the celestial Spear-shaker ? http://www.atlascoelestis.com/Bainbridge.htm
  7. I have your answer CAB ! ๐Ÿ˜‰ This is something that I noticed as I was researching about the use of the letter "yogh" instead of a letter "B" in the First Folio. https://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Library/facsimile/book/Bran_F1/401/index.html%3fzoom=1200.html Franke (Francis) Bore (Bacon) Notice that these are lines 61 and 62. In my view, 61 is the simple cipher of JANUS and 62 is F.B. Interestingly, 61 + 62 = 123 with 1+2+3=6 (F.BAC.) Prince F. BAC "A Crownes-worth of good Interpretation" contains 33 letters. Prince. 33 You will probably tell me "I do not see any yogh !"๐Ÿ˜Š Indeed! In this copy of the First Folio a vertical line was added but not in the following one ... https://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Library/facsimile/book/SLNSW_F1/401/index.html%3Fzoom=850.html The letter yogh or ศoศ was used in the middle english and it hides the number 33. 33 = BACON I shared one part of my research on the page 303 of the First Folio and its link with The myth of Icarus and "mediocria firma"(Francis Bacon's motto) at the end of my video "Filum Labyrinthi". https://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Library/facsimile/book/SLNSW_F1/811/index.html%3Fzoom=1275.html EDIT : "In these 199 pages St. Albans is only mentioned twice, on pages 67 and 81, neither time being any kind of historical reference." 67 + 81 = 148 148 is the simple cipher of ... WILLIAM TUDOR ๐Ÿ˜Š
  8. Hi Eric, You also have the Bust of Francis Bacon in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin. Rob Hurson, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons https://www.tcd.ie/library/old-library/long-room/ The Bust of Francis Bacon is well accompanied, right between the Bust of Shakespeare (Stall BB) and the Bust of Milton (Stall DD). Why the fact that Bacon is the keeper of Stall CC does not surprise me ? ๐Ÿ˜„
  9. Thank you again for sharing CAB. And thank you A Phoenix for that indispensable reminder. ๐Ÿ™ CAB, here is one suggestion based on your unfold/infold idea, with fran. 33 As I read through your post, I wondered if Bacon could have used the same principle in the very first sentence beginning with Fran. and mentioning "unfold yourself". The fact is that after Fran. there are ... 32 letters ... off by one. But what if "&" was the key ? Indeed "&" was used instead of "and". Gilles-Marie Oppenord (1672-1742), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ampersand The Ampersand is originated as a ligature of "et". Maybe (and this is just an idea) are we asking to count "&" as 2 (et). In this way, " Fran. Nay answer me: Stand & unfold your selfe." => Fran. 33
  10. Hi Lawrence, Dear Sir, I have duly received your favor of the 5th inst. With respect to the busts and pictures I will put off till my return from America all of them except Bacon ... Do you believe it is by coincidence that Bacon is the 33rd word of Jefferson's Letter ? ๐Ÿ˜Š
  11. Hi Rob, Here is, I think, a starting place to answer your question : https://www.google.fr/books/edition/The_Portable_Thomas_Jefferson/1hbAavG-aLEC?hl=fr&gbpv=1 Take a look at Jefferson's Letter to John Trumbull talking about the three portraits (busts) of Bacon, Locke and Newton.
  12. Yesterday evening, I came across Shakspere's cartoons and the following one made me laugh. ๐Ÿ˜„ http://www.wepsite.de/shakespeare,cartoon,spelling.htm Then, I found this very interesting one related with "All the world's a stage" ... https://thomasnast.com/cartoons/shakespeares-voyage-of-life/ Notice that it says : " All the World's a stage, and the men and women, merely players" instead of " All the World's a stage and ALL the men ..." Thanks to the missing "ALL" there are 33 words instead of 34. 33 = BACON
  13. Hi CAB, I like this candidate ! ๐Ÿ™‚ Here are some thoughts and ideas after a quick glance to the page. https://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Library/facsimile/book/SLNSW_F1/42/?zoom=1275 "That's the Letter I writ to her friend." can be linked to "As you injoynd me ; I have write your Letter ..." followed by "Vnto the secret, nameles friend of yours" that contains 33 letters ๐Ÿ™‚ 33 = BACON Interestingly, by counting from "As you injoynd me ; I have write your Letter ..." the 24th line is ... "I,I : you writ them Sir, at my request" that contains 27 letters (3^3) As you said I = 9 (simple cipher) 9 = 3x3 And 9 + 24 = 33 And by counting from "As you injoynd me ; I have write your Letter..." the 33rd and 34th lines are ... Oh Jest unseene, inscrutible : invisible, ( 33 letters ๐Ÿ™‚ ) As a nose on a mans face, or a Wethercocke on a steeple 33 = BACON 33 + 34 = 67 = FRANCIS
  14. Hi Eric, To add escutcheons is a great idea. Talking about a suitable background image, here is another idea. ๐Ÿ˜‰ "Francis Bacon, the Glory of his Age and Nation, the Adorner and Ornament of Learning, was borne in York House or York Place in the Strand" It could be another image of Whitehall in color, or in black and white for the contrast with the portraits. Edit: To stay within the theme of "trees", I also love the following general view of St Albans. https://www.stalbanshistory.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/February_2018.pdf
  15. Hi Peethagoras, You say : "My interest stems mainly from the image at the top of title page of Euclid's Elements by Billingsley/Dee. I noted the winged Time figure which brought to mind the circular image on the title page of New Atlantis. The old man reminded me of John Dee, and the younger man Bacon." Do you know that this title page of Euclid's Elements is based on the title page of "Cosmographical glasses" published in 1559 ? https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/PR-L-AST-00009-00044-C-00005/1 In 1559, Francis Bacon was not born yet. This title page was also used much later for several books of songs by John Dowland. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_First_Book_of_Songs_(1597) In regard to your reference to JOB 41:29 the problem is that King James Bible was published in 1611. Prior, to the King James Bible, we have the Geneva Bible (1560) and the Tyndale Bible (1526) written in English. The Tyndale Bible is a translation of the New Testament, which means that we can find a translation of Job in english only in the Geneva Bible. The fact is that the Geneva Bible already mentions "the shaking of the speare" in 1560, but this is not in JOB 41:29. This is JOB 41:20 https://studybible.info/Geneva/Job 41 Another name given to the whirligig was scopperel. https://anjasquest.wordpress.com/tasks/toys/active-play-toys/hobby-horses-and-scopperels/ You will find more image with this word. http://ludopetit.com/ateliers/page-d-exemple/moulin-a-vent-du-moyen-age/ (Notice, amongst the images, the one of the boy with a whirligig on the back of a Boar ๐Ÿ™‚ ) "When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things." I Corinthians 13:11 This is not the case of the FOOL. ๐Ÿ˜‰ That is the reason why you will find images of a fool with a stick-horse and a scopperel. PAZZIA means folly or madness
  16. This is Fantastic, Eric ! What a great preliminary work ! โค๏ธ I second A Phoenix . Indeed, this is clear and easy to read. I like the idea of two trees. In case you would like to make only one ancestral tree, you could swap Francis Bacon and Robert Devereux, you could place Anthony Bacon to the same level as his brothers at the bottom right with Nicholas Bacon and Anne Bacon right above him, next to Queen Elizabeth. It would visually mark the proximity between Queen Eizabeth and both her Keeper of the Great Seal and her leading Lady-in-Waiting. Kind regards.
  17. Open minds think alike ! ๐Ÿ˜Š Now, I am looking forward to reading your upcoming post about Don Quixote !
  18. Yesterday evening, my research led me to Don Quixote and the famous Cide Hamete Benengeli. Here is the great work on the subjet by Francis Carr: https://sirbacon.org/quixote.html Yesterday, before going to bed, I wondered what was the simple cipher of "Cide Hamete Benengeli" The answer ? 141 For me, 141 is the simple cipher of FRANCIS (67) TUDOR (74) This morning, I woke up with this thought in mind : " It would have been great if instead of "Hamete" it was "Amete"!" Why? Because Amete could be seen as a transliteration of Emeth "AMT" the hebrew word for Truth Cide Amete Benengeli would provide us with the letters B,A,C for BACon And the simple cipher of Cide Amete Benengeli is ... 133 133 = 100 + 33 = FRANCIS BACON - 33 133 = ROSI CROSSE Before heading off to work, I dedided to take a brief glimpse in the second part of Don Quixote (1615). Imagine my surprise ! ๐Ÿ™‚ https://archive.org/details/segundapartedeli00cerguat/page/472/mode/2up Sorry, I am not an expert in "Bacon and Don Quixote", so maybe someone already mentioned this by the past. Along the way, I noticed something else that is, in my view, very interesting. Last year, I shared with you my thoughts regarding one of the poems of "Underwoods" by Ben Jonson https://archive.org/details/workesofbenjamin00jons/page/210/mode/2up Notice that in this passage Ben Jonson mentions Amadis de Gaule and Don Quixote. Here is the 277th leaf of Don Quixote Part 2 ... https://archive.org/details/segundapartedeli00cerguat/page/554/mode/2up 277 = 100 (FRANCIS BACON) + 177 (WILLIAM SHAKE-SPEARE)
  19. Hi Rob, I hope you are well. Indeed, R is in the middle. Good idea, I shall see what is the result if we skip the R. Regarding the windows panes, I noticed that some of them had vertical stripes and some of them had horizontal stripes. But it is difficult to see all the panes and to say if it was intended or not. EDIT : In fact, the result is the same if we skip the R or the Y.
  20. Here are some thoughts. The sentence with its uppercase and lowercase letters lead me to believe that Bi-literal cipher could be in play. The problem is that there are 31 letters. Here are three possibilities : ABAAA AABAB BAAAA AAAAA BAABA AAABA A I F R A T C A BAAAA ABABB AAAAA AAAAB AABAA AABAA T M A B E E Or, if we skip the Y that is the only stylized letter ABAAA AABAB BAAAA AAAAB AABAA AABAA I F R B E E Personally, I like the first possibility ( FRAT. I.C.) and the last one ( FREE - I.B.) FREE = 33 = BACON (simple cipher) FREE = 67 ( reverse cipher) = FRANCIS (simple cipher) I.B. for Iachin and Boaz BEE. What do you think ? EDIT : Now, I wonder if the square windows panes could hide a message. (Imagine two colors , light blue and white, working by group of five from top to bottom and from left to right๐Ÿ˜Š)
  21. Hi A Phoenix, I have just found a great "error" in The Decameron (1620)๐Ÿ˜ The 7th Day is governed by Dioneus, but on page 24, the only page of the book that mentions BACON, we can read on top "governed by Madam Eliza" ๐Ÿ™‚ . In fact, Madam Eliza governed the 6th day. Thus, we have possibly a reference to FRANCIS (67) BACON and ELIZA (Queen Elizabeth)
  22. Hi everyone, In another topic, Peethagoras recently mentioned the page 110 of "Much adoe about Nothing". "But she would spell him backward: it faire fac'd" https://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Library/facsimile/book/SLNSW_F1/128/?zoom=850 A closer look to this page allowed me to find two more "Bacon's wit" hidden in acrostic. BACON'S WIT I remind you that BACON'S WIT = 100 = FRANCIS BACON Interestingly, the "O" is the 33rd word. wit is the 47th word ( 47 = ATHENA simple cipher). And in the middle (mediocria) we find "hemi" that is the Latin for "half" If we use the B of Beat. it gives us : BACoN's WIT - To F.B. (BACoN Stand I) If we do not use the B of Beat., it gives us : To F. BACON'S WIT Note that there are many other ways to form the name Bacon in this passage. Interestingly, in the middle (mediocria), we have adonis heart - pork I really do not know if it was intended or not, because "adonis" is not found in the first quarto of the play. If it was not intended, by chance, a reference to "Adonis' heart" exists in Shakespeare's Work : Venus and Adonis โ€˜Give me my hand,โ€™ saith he, โ€˜why dost thou feel it?โ€™ โ€˜Give me my heart,โ€™ saith she, โ€˜and thou shalt have it; O! give it me, lest thy hard heart do steel it, And being steelโ€™d, soft sighs can never grave it: Then loveโ€™s deep groans I never shall regard, Because Adonisโ€™ heart hath made mine hard.โ€™ โ€˜For shame,โ€™ he cries, โ€˜let go, and let me go; My dayโ€™s delight is past, my horse is gone, And โ€˜tis your fault I am bereft him so: I pray you hence, and leave me here alone: For all my mind, my thought, my busy care, Is how to get my palfrey from the mare.โ€™
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