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  1. Yann - thank you for your insightful reply! I see your point about the KJV and Rosicrucian symbolism. I shall certainly open and study the two links you included in your reply.
  2. In his book "Who wrote Don Quixote?" Francis Carr comments on the passage in the 65th Chapter of the Second Part of Don Quixote in which Quixote is shown a 'miraculous' brass bust which seems to possess the power of speech. In passing, Carr mentions the play attributed to Robert Greene, Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay, printed posthumously in 1594. Without elaborating, Carr also quotes from The New Atlantis, referring to a description of experimental "sound houses". For convenience, I've cut and pasted the relevant quotations from each of the three texts. I understand (from Wikipedia) that Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay was a smash hit in London, only surpassed by Romeo and Juliet I shouldn't wonder... Can anyone point me to a reference work which makes the case in favour of Francis Bacon's authorship of this early play? If Friar Bacon and Don Quixote both sprang from the mind and pen for Francis Bacon, together with The New Atlantis, we see a transition or evolution from an archaic supernatural object, to it's debunking as a non-magical or purely artificial trick, to a useful means of long-distance communication. Although, it is true that in the case of The New Atlantis, there is no "head" to speak of. Instead, it has been transformed into audio technology, however primitive by our 21st Century standards. Any comments would be most welcome and appreciated, especially as I know you are all busy with your own research. THE MYSTERIOUS TALKING HEAD.pdf
  3. There is, as the Phoenixes have pointed out, the additional hand that traced the three "scrolls" (or Rosicrucian symbols?) in the top right corner. Could it have been by Bacon himself? In any case, here we have a manuscript compiled just before the first "Shake-speare" play appears in print. All the works in it, as referred to on the cover page, were written by Francis Bacon, whose name appears alongside the name of William Shakespeare numerous times. Scribes were instructed to keep silent about something - surely that Francis Bacon and William Shakespeare were one and the same. I wonder what the Folger Shakespeare Library is going to say when they read all this... ?
  4. Through the eyes of the Phoenixes the B-SM suddenly comes alive! Thanks to you, I now begin to see it as THE evidence that clinches the authorship argument. This is HUGE.
  5. Sorry to go on, but you are a positive powerhouse of light and learning, or better still, enlightened learning. Why had I never realised that there are five direct references to Shakespeare Plays, not two as I've always assumed. In two short paragraphs you condense a tremendous amount of concentrated information, apparently effortlessly. If I were a Stratfordian I'd run away and hide.
  6. Hi Yann. If I were a film critic I would use words and phrases like: beautiful, enlightening, subtle, perfectly paced, artful. The music you chose is so wistful and delicate. I only have one small quibble. At about 2:00 you say that the Ancient Greek word strauros translates as cross. It has been argued (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stauros) that both srauros and crux originally meant a stake or pole. I don't pretend to understand all your insights into Sonnet 135, nevertheless it is a masterful demonstration of decipherment.
  7. Hi Phoenixes... words fail me, or rather I fail them... I can't express my admiration for this current work of yours... too rich and complex for me to fully comprehend. All I know is that your huge undertaking - the Bacon-Shakespeare Manuscript - is like a magnifying glass which draws in light (historical information) and focusses it into a clear image of the past for the present to reconsider and realise. So much evidence so well expressed cannot be refuted by the academic powers that be, or by any scholars who remain open and impartial to the evidence before them. Your new grand synthesis of previous studies of the document formerly known as the Northumberland Manuscript, and its many interconnections with the plays and the life of Francis Bacon, will surely become the primary reference work on the subject for future generations to build upon.
  8. Here are two consolation prizes from The British Library. The first was originally titled “Verulamiana” published by Dutton in 1803 and then in 1808 retitled "The Beauties of Sir Francis Bacon". Pre-Spedding, it is a well researched conventional biography with interesting source material (letters, etc.) but nothing of Bacon's secret life, naturally: https://access.bl.uk/item/viewer/ark:/81055/vdc_100050587868.0x000001#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=8&xywh=-1054%2C-116%2C3276%2C2288 The second has nothing to do with Francis Bacon but I thought that Yann might find it especially interesting. It's the smallest of 21 alchemical scrolls from the 15th Century by George Ripley, a canon of Bridlington Priory in Yorkshire. The scan is very high quality so you can zoom right in. To view the entire scroll you have to use the dropdown menu in the far right corner. https://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/Viewer.aspx?ref=add_ms_5025_f001ar
  9. Just spent a pleasant hour or two looking online for the facsimile of the HONORIFICABILITUDINITITABUS word pyramid. No luck. It seems that to date the British Library has neglected to scan FB's source text. Or am I wrong? Sorry I can't help. You put so much work into your analysis of it. Many thanks!
  10. Interesting that Dee owned more than one obsidian mirror: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/H_1966-1001-1
  11. Welcome back Yann. Now you can continue to "bring home the Bacon"😁
  12. Sadly, the link to the Selden book goes to an error message...
  13. Thank you Christie for your expertise on this subject. Here is Pt. 1 of Bridgewater's essay. MISSING PLAYS Pt 1.pdf The correct references for both parts are: Pt 1: 1931_Baconiana_No 78. pp: 250-262 Pt 2: 1932_Baconiana_No 79. pp: 22-36
  14. No wonder that the Bacon-Shakespeare manuscript is about as popular with Stratfordians and Oxfordians as the Promus! Like holy water to the Devil.
  15. Isn't it great that we have this seemingly lone example (the cover of the Bacon Shakespeare manuscript) of the actual clerical administration of Bacon's scriptorium?
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