Jump to content

A Phoenix

Members
  • Posts

    3,518
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    397

Everything posted by A Phoenix

  1. TRANSLATION OF WILLARD PARKER XIII ON THE DEATH OF THE RIGHT HONORABLE LORD FRANCIS, VISCOUNT ST. ALBAN, BARON VERULAM, A MAN INCOMPARABLE. Cease ye, for eloquent silence is by our grief now preferred, Since he is dead who alone could charm the great circle of princes, Intricate statutes resolving, boon to the anxious defendant. Marvelous handiwork! Verulam old art restores and founds new ones. Unlike the ancients, his daring challenges Nature’s great secrets. But she saith “Thus far! no farther! Leave unto those who come after, “Some wonders still to discover. Be for thine own age sufficient, “Work by thy genius accomplished, by thy discoveries ennobled. "Secrets I hold which the future ages shall proudly uncover;- “Secrets I hold too which never aught but my own soul must cherish; “Thine be the praise to have outlined this fair and beauteous body, “Unto which no man can ever add or restore missing members. “Thus like the artist Apelles1 leav’st thou the painting unfinished- “No other hand can complete it-add the lost parts of the Venus. “Cease ye, for eloquent silence is by our grief now preferred.” Thus Nature spake; with blind fury, cut short his life and his labors. Thou who shalt dare then to finish the warp he has left in the weaving, Thou shalt alone understand him, him whom these monuments honor. H. T. Fellow at Trinity College. 1. A Greek painter dating from days of Philip and Alexander. His greatest picture, Aphrodite Anadyomene, supposed to have been left by him a half-length figure and completed by a later artist. 1 Minute Trailer: https://youtu.be/UeIqR-bA6cE Full Video: https://youtu.be/n3UL4MfyAZc Book: https://www.academia.edu/113883645/The_Secret_Links_Between_the_Rosicrucian_Freemasonic_Memoriae_1626_Containing_Thirty_Two_Verses_Dedicated_To_Francis_Bacon_Our_Shakespeare_The_First_Folio_of_the_Shakespeare_Works_1623_and_the_Stratford_Monument
  2. TRANSLATION OF FATHER WILLIAM A. SUTTON 13. ON THE DEATH OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE LORD, FRANCIS VISCOUNT ST. ALBANS, BARON VERULAM, A PEERLESS MAN. Forbear: our woe loves eloquent silence, since he has died who alone could speak, could speak what the chivalrous ring of princes were lost in admiration at, and (who alone could) resolve the intricacies of the law in the case of anxious defendants. A mighty work. But Verulam restores too our ancient arts and founds new ones. Not the same way as our predecessors; but he with fearless genius challenges the deepest recesses of nature. But she says:- “Stay your advance and leave to posterity what will delight the coming ages to discover. Let it suffice for our times, that being ennobled by your discoveries they should glory in your genius. Something there is, which the next age will glory in; something there is, which it is fit, should be known to me alone: let it be your commendation to have outlined the frame with fair limbs, for which no one can wholly perfect the members: thus his unfinished work commends the artist Apelles, since no hand can finish the rest of his Venus. Nature having thus spoken and yielding to her blind frenzy cut short together the thread of his life and work. But you, who dare to finish the weaving of this hanging web, will alone know whom these memorials hide.” H. T., FELLOW OF TRINITY COLLEGE 1 Minute Trailer: https://youtu.be/UeIqR-bA6cE Full Video: https://youtu.be/n3UL4MfyAZc Book: https://www.academia.edu/113883645/The_Secret_Links_Between_the_Rosicrucian_Freemasonic_Memoriae_1626_Containing_Thirty_Two_Verses_Dedicated_To_Francis_Bacon_Our_Shakespeare_The_First_Folio_of_the_Shakespeare_Works_1623_and_the_Stratford_Monument
  3. FOUR TRANSLATION OF THE MEMORIAE 1 Minute Trailer: https://youtu.be/UeIqR-bA6cE Full Video: https://youtu.be/n3UL4MfyAZc Book: https://www.academia.edu/113883645/The_Secret_Links_Between_the_Rosicrucian_Freemasonic_Memoriae_1626_Containing_Thirty_Two_Verses_Dedicated_To_Francis_Bacon_Our_Shakespeare_The_First_Folio_of_the_Shakespeare_Works_1623_and_the_Stratford_Monument
  4. TRANSLATION OF E. K .RAND XII On the Death of the Most Noble and Most Learned Man, Sir Francis Bacon, Baron Verulam, &c. Thus the rarest glory of the Aonian band is fallen! And would you consign the seed to the Aonian plain?1 Let pens be broken and writings torn, if the stern goddesses may rightly do this. Ah me, what a tongue is silent, what eloquence now ceases! Whither is fled the nectar, the bread of thy wit? How doth it befall us, the Muses’ fosterlings, that Apollo, the master of our choir should be stricken down? If care and fidelity, labor or vigilance can nought avail, if one of the Three shall swiftly interpose its hand,2 why set we many aims for us in this brief span?3 Why strike off works that are buried in rotting decay? In sooth, the while we snatch others’ worthy toil from death, Death may hale us to his court. Yet why do I pour forth in vain these fruitless words? Who, when thou art silent shall desire to speak? Let no man heap thy urn with fragrant violets, nor set thy tomb in the pyramids’ pile. For thy laborious volumes preserve thy fame. This is enough: these monuments forbid that thou shouldst die. WILLIAMS. _____________________________________________________________________ 1. i. e. cultivate the barren Muse. 2. i. e. one of the three Parcae stands ever ready to thwart man’s undertaking. 3 cf. Horace C. ii. 16, 17, Quid brevi fortes iaculamur aevo multa? 1 Minute Trailer: https://youtu.be/UeIqR-bA6cE Full Video: https://youtu.be/n3UL4MfyAZc Book: https://www.academia.edu/113883645/The_Secret_Links_Between_the_Rosicrucian_Freemasonic_Memoriae_1626_Containing_Thirty_Two_Verses_Dedicated_To_Francis_Bacon_Our_Shakespeare_The_First_Folio_of_the_Shakespeare_Works_1623_and_the_Stratford_Monument
  5. TRANSLATION OF THE BACON SOCIETY [ELEGY 12] “Does thus Aonia’s chiefest glory fall? Can one still trust Aonian fields for seed? Reed-pens are broken, note-books are torn up; Thus far, at least, the Fates may work their will. Ah, what a tongue! what eloquence is hushed! Whither’s the meat and drink of genius fled? Closely are we, the Muses’ pupils, touched When Phoebus falls, the leader of our choir. If neither care, nor faith, nor vigilance Can turn aside the clutching hand of Fate, Why set ourselves these tasks in such brief span? Why seek inscriptions sunk in crumbling mould? Whilst we forsooth snatch work worth better fate From Death, he neath his sway may drag us off. “Then why in vain pour I these nothings forth? When thou are silent, who would care to speak?” “None may your urn with violets sweet bestrew Nor mark your tomb with lofty masonry; Enough that fruits of study keep for you Your FAME.-These records Death indeed defy.” -Williams. 1 Minute Trailer: https://youtu.be/UeIqR-bA6cE Full Video: https://youtu.be/n3UL4MfyAZc Book: https://www.academia.edu/113883645/The_Secret_Links_Between_the_Rosicrucian_Freemasonic_Memoriae_1626_Containing_Thirty_Two_Verses_Dedicated_To_Francis_Bacon_Our_Shakespeare_The_First_Folio_of_the_Shakespeare_Works_1623_and_the_Stratford_Monument
  6. TRANSLATION OF WILLARD PARKER XII ON THE DEATH OF THAT MOST NOBLE AND LEARNED MAN, LORD FRANCIS BACON, BARON VERULAM, ETC. Of the Aeonian1band the glory most rare is now fallen, And shall the seed be entrusted by us to the plains of Aeonia?1 Nay, if the goddesses stern2 have the right to thus show their great power, Break we the pens and be writings torn,-be they scattered in fragments! Ah! what a tongue is now silent! Dumb is what eloquence stricken! Nectar3 -Ambrosia of genius, whither are ye now departed? What has befallen us now, pray,-us-children poor of the Muses- Since our Apollo4 is gone, thus leaving our choir with no master? If there availeth not labor, vigilance, care nor fidelity,- If with a blow swiftly rendered, one of the Three5 interposes,- Why plan we purposes many for this brief span of a lifetime? Why do we delve in the manuscripts, covered with dust and decaying? Death’s grim tribunal may summon us, quite in the midst of our efforts, Striving to save from his clutches all worthy labor of others. Why do I pour forth these vain words? Who shall speak, now thou art silent? Scatter not violets of fragrance useless on thy holy sepulchre! Entomb thee not in the pyramid; safe is thy fame in thy volumes; They are sufficient; these monuments, giving thee life everlasting. WILLIAMS. 1. Aonia, a district in Boetia, Greece. Home of the Muses. 2. The Fates. 3. Wine of the gods. 4. Leader of the Muses’ choir. 5. The Fates. Minute Trailer: https://youtu.be/UeIqR-bA6cE Full Video: https://youtu.be/n3UL4MfyAZc Book: https://www.academia.edu/113883645/The_Secret_Links_Between_the_Rosicrucian_Freemasonic_Memoriae_1626_Containing_Thirty_Two_Verses_Dedicated_To_Francis_Bacon_Our_Shakespeare_The_First_Folio_of_the_Shakespeare_Works_1623_and_the_Stratford_Monument
  7. TRANSLATION OF FATHER WILLIAM A. SUTTON 12. ON THE DEATH OF THE MOST NOBLE AND LEARNED LORD FRANCIS BACON, BARON VERULAM, &C. Is it thus falls the rarest glory of the Aonian band? and do we decree to entrust seed to the Aonian fields? Break pens, and tear up writings, if the dire goddesses may justly act so. Alas! what a tongue is mute! what eloquence ceases! Whither have departed the nectar and ambrosia of your genius? How has it happened to us, the disciples of the Muses, that Apollo, the leader of our choir, should die?7 If earnestness, loyalty, toil or watchfulness avail nought, and if one of the three (fates) shall put forth her ravening hands, why do we propose many undertakings to ourselves in our brief span? Why do we ransack MSS. covered with mouldering dust? Forsooth! for death to drag us to his realm, while we force from death the worthy labours of others. Yet, why do I vainly pour forth profitless words? Who will wish to speak, you being silent? Let no one scatter fragrant violets on your urn, nor rear your sepulchre with the vastness of pyramids; for your laboured tomes preserve your fame. This suffices; these memorials will not let you die. WILLIAMS. 7. Here Bacon is identified with Apollo, the god of poetry and music and leader of the choir of the Muses. Of the nine Muses, seven were expressly goddesses of poetry and every kind of song and music, the remaining two- Clio and Urania -were goddesses of history and astronomy respectively. 1 Minute Trailer: https://youtu.be/UeIqR-bA6cE Full Video: https://youtu.be/n3UL4MfyAZc Book: https://www.academia.edu/113883645/The_Secret_Links_Between_the_Rosicrucian_Freemasonic_Memoriae_1626_Containing_Thirty_Two_Verses_Dedicated_To_Francis_Bacon_Our_Shakespeare_The_First_Folio_of_the_Shakespeare_Works_1623_and_the_Stratford_Monument
  8. FOUR TRANSLATIONS OF THE MEMORIAE 1 Minute Trailer: https://youtu.be/UeIqR-bA6cE Full Video: https://youtu.be/n3UL4MfyAZc Book: https://www.academia.edu/113883645/The_Secret_Links_Between_the_Rosicrucian_Freemasonic_Memoriae_1626_Containing_Thirty_Two_Verses_Dedicated_To_Francis_Bacon_Our_Shakespeare_The_First_Folio_of_the_Shakespeare_Works_1623_and_the_Stratford_Monument
  9. It's a really great project and will be a brilliant contribution to Baconian scholarship and to this year's Baconiana. ❤️
  10. Absolutely extraordinary work!! Thanks to Julie, who we know has persevered with this research for a long time and also to Eric for giving such enthusiastic time and support! What a brilliant idea - to have a poster that we can just look at and not have to work out all the confusing details of who was who. A most lovely idea to incorporate Nicholas, Anne and Anthony - maybe on FB's right side at the bottom with the Mediocria Firma crest would be a fitting nod to the people whilst not blood were the most key people in his life. You can see many ideas of trees if you google 'old family tree' templates. These are the ones you just fill in the details and they are fairly basic. But, I'm with you Eric, these are not always the most interesting. The Lederlein woodcut is incredible, love the perspective and the present generation at the foreground. Ideally it would be great if we could have this as some sort of template and fill in the portraits and names for Francis and his ancestors. A design challenge indeed but an incredibly unique, important and visually stunning project. Brilliant work Julie and Eric - many, many thanks!
  11. TRANSLATION OF E. K. RAND XI On the Marriage of the Roses. The seventh Henry liveth not in bronze or marble, but he liveth, great Bacon in thy page.1 Mate, Henry, thy roses twain: Bacon gives a thousand. As many the words in his book, so many the roses, I ween. T. P. _____________________________________________________________________ 1. i. e. the History of Henry VII. 1 Minute Trailer: https://youtu.be/UeIqR-bA6cE Full Video: https://youtu.be/n3UL4MfyAZc Book: https://www.academia.edu/113883645/The_Secret_Links_Between_the_Rosicrucian_Freemasonic_Memoriae_1626_Containing_Thirty_Two_Verses_Dedicated_To_Francis_Bacon_Our_Shakespeare_The_First_Folio_of_the_Shakespeare_Works_1623_and_the_Stratford_Monument
  12. TRANSLATION OF THE BACON SOCIETY ELEGY 11 ON THE MARRIAGE OF THE ROSES. THE Seventh Henry lives not in brass or marble;18 but may he survive, O great BACON, in thy pages! Let Henry but join two Roses;19 BACON gives a thousand! For as many Roses are there, I wot, as words in his plays.20 T. P. 18. [See the Shakespeare Sonnets lv. and lxv., of Poetry outliving Monuments of Brass and Stone; and compare these passages with Bacon’s remarks upon the same subject, and with use of the same metaphors, in the Advancement of Learning of Poesy.] 19. [See BACONIANA, July, 1896, pp. 128, 129.] 20. [These last two words prove that the perusal of several of these pieces has convinced the brilliant scholar, who translated them, as to Bacon’s authorship of “the Plays.”] 1 Minute Trailer: https://youtu.be/UeIqR-bA6cE Full Video: https://youtu.be/n3UL4MfyAZc Book: https://www.academia.edu/113883645/The_Secret_Links_Between_the_Rosicrucian_Freemasonic_Memoriae_1626_Containing_Thirty_Two_Verses_Dedicated_To_Francis_Bacon_Our_Shakespeare_The_First_Folio_of_the_Shakespeare_Works_1623_and_the_Stratford_Monument
  13. TRANSLATION OF WILLARD PARKER XI ON THE MARRIAGE OF THE ROSES1 Not in the bronze nor the marble liveth the great Seventh Henry, But in thy page, noble Bacon. Henry, unite thy TWO roses, Bacon a thousand will give thee, one for each word of his story. T. P. 1. Henry VII (Richmond) of the House of Lancaster (the Red Rose party), by his marriage with Elizabeth of York (the White Rose), united the two houses and brought to an end the Wars of the Roses, which had embroiled England for 30 years (1455-1485). 1 Minute Trailer: https://youtu.be/UeIqR-bA6cE Full Video: https://youtu.be/n3UL4MfyAZc Book: https://www.academia.edu/113883645/The_Secret_Links_Between_the_Rosicrucian_Freemasonic_Memoriae_1626_Containing_Thirty_Two_Verses_Dedicated_To_Francis_Bacon_Our_Shakespeare_The_First_Folio_of_the_Shakespeare_Works_1623_and_the_Stratford_Monument
  14. TRANSLATION OF FATHER WILLIAM A. SUTTON 11. ON THE MARRIAGE OF THE ROSES. The seventh Henry lives not in bronze and marble; but in your pages great Bacon he lives.6 Unite the two roses Henry; Bacon gives a thousand; as many words in his book, so many roses I ween. T. P. 6. Alluding to the concluding words in Bacon’s “History of Henry VII.”: “So that he dwelleth more richly dead, in the monument of his tomb, than he did alive at Richmond, or any of his palaces. I could wish he did the like in this monument of his fame” (Works VII., p. 245). 1 Minute Trailer: https://youtu.be/UeIqR-bA6cE Full Video: https://youtu.be/n3UL4MfyAZc Book: https://www.academia.edu/113883645/The_Secret_Links_Between_the_Rosicrucian_Freemasonic_Memoriae_1626_Containing_Thirty_Two_Verses_Dedicated_To_Francis_Bacon_Our_Shakespeare_The_First_Folio_of_the_Shakespeare_Works_1623_and_the_Stratford_Monument
  15. FOUR TRANSLATIONS OF THE MEMORIAE VERSES ELEGY 11 1 Minute Trailer: https://youtu.be/UeIqR-bA6cE Full Video: https://youtu.be/n3UL4MfyAZc Book: https://www.academia.edu/113883645/The_Secret_Links_Between_the_Rosicrucian_Freemasonic_Memoriae_1626_Containing_Thirty_Two_Verses_Dedicated_To_Francis_Bacon_Our_Shakespeare_The_First_Folio_of_the_Shakespeare_Works_1623_and_the_Stratford_Monument
  16. THE IGNORANCE AND DELUSIONS OF ALEXANDER WAUGH POST BY LAWRENCE GERALD UNDERNEATH THE VIDEO ‘Ben Jonson’s Discoveries Discovered!’ BY ALEXANDER WAUGH https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O60uYDKTqJ0&lc=UgyXRMj-S8rylzmz9R54AaABAg.A-ALiCz6u6SA-khxlGYki- In the months following Francis Bacon’s death his trusted Rosicrucian Brother Dr William Rawley gathered together and quietly issued a commemorative work in his honour entitled Memoriae honoratissimi Domini Francisci, Baronis de Verulamio, vice-comitis Sancti Albani sacrum. This rare and still virtually unknown work contains thirty-two Latin verses in praise of Bacon, which his orthodox editors and biographers have simply glossed over, ignored, or suppressed, that portray Bacon as a secret supreme poet and dramatist, the writer of comedies and tragedies, under the pseudonym of Shakespeare. Secret Bacon-Shakespeare Links - Bacon Verses, Shakespeare First Folio & The Stratford Monument REPLY TO LAWRENCE GERALD BY ALEXANDER WAUGH: The document you cite is not ‘virtually unknown’. Pretty well every researching authorship skeptic is aware of it; nor does it ‘portray Bacon as a secret supreme poet and dramatist, the writer of comedies and tragedies, under the pseudonym Shakespeare’ as you claim. That is a wild stretch. If you do not take my word for it you should at least read Baconian scholar, N. B. Cockburn’s, exhaustive study entitled ‘The Bacon Shakespeare Question: The Baconian Theory made Sane’ in which he dismisses your claims as ‘a topic on which the Baconians, mistakenly, set great store’, taking each reference in turn and demonstrating clearly why his Baconian confreres are wrong (see pp. 713-716). The monotonous-voiced YouTube link you posted proves nothing. She was the one who refused my application to become a life member of the Francis Bacon Society. Her standard of scholarship is even feebler than that of Stanley Wells. REPLY TO ALEXANDER WAUGH: As stated, the Memoriae is virtually unknown. For reasons that should be obvious it is rarely referred to or discussed by orthodox Shakespeare scholars and is also unfamiliar to Shakespeare Authorship Doubters. Regarding your comments ‘pretty well every researching authorship skeptic is aware of it’: firstly, could you please provide evidence to support your statement; secondly, if by this you mean virtually every Oxfordians, et al, is aware of it or has heard of the title of the work, I assume that being aware of a work or having heard of its title passes for serious scholarship in Oxfordian circles. Or thirdly, could you please provide a list of say half-a-dozen Oxfordians who have thoroughly examined and critically evaluated the Memoriae, in fact, might you even direct me to one full-length book, or even a single detailed academic paper by any Oxfordian on the subject. You suggest that I/we read Baconian scholar, N. B. Cockburn’s, exhaustive study entitled The Bacon Shakespeare Question: The Baconian Theory made Sane ‘in which he dismisses your claims as “a topic on which the Baconians, mistakenly, set great store”, taking each reference in turn and demonstrating clearly why his Baconian confreres are wrong (see pp. 713-716).’ Firstly, I am very familiar with N. B. Cockburn’s excellent work, but I have no doubt that Cockburn (or any other serious scholar) would not describe his three page discussion as exhaustive, not least because no work is, or ever can be exhaustive. There is a significant amount of material included in the 277-page work on the Memoriae by A. Phoenix published in 2024 not known to Cockburn in a work published twenty-six years earlier in 1998. In light of the new material with the benefit of the full scholarly apparatus supporting it, I think the fair, open-minded and judicious scholar we all know and admire N. B. Cockburn to have been, would most likely have taken time to revisit the Memoriae and after critically evaluating all the evidence and information with the additional benefit of four English translations, which would have probably led him to revise and amend his opinion. You refer to the monotonous-voiced YouTube link ‘which proves nothing’ by this I take it you mean the 26-minute video posted on YouTube. This unfortunately reveals another regrettable aspect that passes for Oxfordian scholarship. You show no evidence of having read the 277-page groundbreaking work by A. Phoenix, The Secret Links Between the Rosicrucian-Freemasonic Memoriae (1626) Containing Thirty-Two Verses Dedicated To Francis Bacon Our Shakespeare, The First Folio of the Shakespeare Works (1623), and the Stratford Monument published on 22 January 2024. It seems that Oxfordians possess powers that elude Baconians and all other serious scholars, whereby not even having read a work, you somehow by some kind of divine or magical prowess, know what it contains and similarly without being aware of all the relevant, historical research, evidence, and facts, are able to ignore and dismiss it. If you had read the above full-length work with an open and impartial mindset you would be aware that the 32 verses in the Memoriae do collectively portray Bacon as a supreme poet and dramatist, the writer of comedies and tragedies, under the pseudonym Shakespeare. But here lies the rub. You are simply faced with two choices. You either accept the unmistakable import of the Memoriae revealing and confirming that Bacon is the secret author of the Shakespeare works and the enormous implications which flow from it; or, choose to ignore, misrepresent or dismiss, a contemporary 1626 work which at a single devastating stroke demolishes your whole lifetime work pursuing the Oxfordian delusion, the Oxfordian equivalent of Turkeys voting for Christmas. Bizarrely, you state in reference to the ‘monotonous-voiced YouTube link’ that ‘She was the one who refused my application to become a life member of the Francis Bacon Society.’ Here your grasp of basic facts, misidentification, and chronology is beyond embarrassing, and to be honest, is frankly shocking. The ‘she’ who refused your application in 2020 is a completely different ‘she’ to the narrator of the 2024 video! Waugh concludes with: ‘Her standard of scholarship is even feebler than that of Stanley Wells’. This statement reveals the full extent of the ignorance of Alexander Waugh and the Oxfordian movement, more or less as a whole, of which he is seen as a leading light, who I have no doubt is not aware of, and has certainly not read, the large body of works produced by A. Phoenix. In a little over three years this output includes 4 heavily researched and referenced full-length books, 32 heavily researched and referenced academic papers, amounting to several thousand pages, fifty-six videos, and more than 3,400 posts on B’Hive. https://aphoenix1.academia.edu/research https://www.youtube.com/@baconisshakespeare/videos https://sirbacon.org/bacon-forum/
  17. TRANSLATION OF E. K. RAND X On the Death of the Most Honored Baron Verulam, &c. Look ye! in sooth ‘t is a great instauration! Again is Bacon, with radiant face, heard in the chamber of the stars.1 Now in real robe of white, the most pure judge is listening, to whom, oh Christ, a stole dipped in Thy blood is given. To make himself complete, he first did doff himself. “Earth, keep the body,” quoth he, and hied him to the stars. Thus, doth the all-noble shade follow Astraea, and seeth now that very Verulam without a cloud. ___________________________________________________________________________ 1. A most tasteless allusion to Bacon’s triumphs in the Star Chamber. 1 Minute Trailer: https://youtu.be/UeIqR-bA6cE Full Video: https://youtu.be/n3UL4MfyAZc Book: https://www.academia.edu/113883645/The_Secret_Links_Between_the_Rosicrucian_Freemasonic_Memoriae_1626_Containing_Thirty_Two_Verses_Dedicated_To_Francis_Bacon_Our_Shakespeare_The_First_Folio_of_the_Shakespeare_Works_1623_and_the_Stratford_Monument
  18. TRANSLATION OF THE BACON SOCIETY [ELEGY 10] ON THE DEATH OF THE LORD FRANCIS OF VERULAM, &C. “BEHOLD with flashing speech from starry vault A second time is Bacon to be heard- (The ‘Instauration,’ sure, is wonderful). Enrobed in white this most pure Judge gives ear; A stole he wears dyed in Thy blood, O Christ! He too has died to be regenerate. ‘O earth, thou hast my body!’ he exclaimed, And to the stars his noble shade flew up. Pursuing Astrea to realms of light Great Verulam now sees unclouded Truth.” LINE 5 in this short piece seems to refer us to the Rosicrucian or Religious Universal Brotherhood which Francis Bacon established, and which, if we are to credit our own repeated experiences, and the words of “Brother John Hogg,” is still carrying on its work with undiminished zeal! We abridge one passage:- “Modern times have eagerly accepted in the full light of science, the precious inheritance bequeathed by the Rosicrucians…It is not desirable in a work of this kind to make disclosures of an indiscreet nature. The brethren of the Rosy Cross will never, and should not under peril and alarm, give up their secrets. This ancient body has apparently disappeared from the field of human activity, but its labours are being carried on with alacrity, and with a sure delight in an ultimate success.” With such a passage before us, and with others from the same Freemason source enlarging upon the religious character of the work of the Rosy Cross Brethren-their resolute determination to make the Church of Christ Universal, tolerant, free from bigotry and tyranny, and finally a united (though not perhaps a uniform) Church-in the light of such derived from standard Freemason authorities-it is, we repeat, incomprehensible how Freemasons of education can doubt or dispute the connection existing between themselves and the Rosy Cross; or how any man of letters can take upon him to assert that no such secret Rosicrucian work as we have repeatedly described, is, at the present day, still carried on. 1 Minute Trailer: https://youtu.be/UeIqR-bA6cE Full Video: https://youtu.be/n3UL4MfyAZc Book: https://www.academia.edu/113883645/The_Secret_Links_Between_the_Rosicrucian_Freemasonic_Memoriae_1626_Containing_Thirty_Two_Verses_Dedicated_To_Francis_Bacon_Our_Shakespeare_The_First_Folio_of_the_Shakespeare_Works_1623_and_the_Stratford_Monument
  19. TRANSLATION OF WILLARD PARKER X ON THE DEATH OF THE MOST HONORABLE BARON VERULAM, ETC. Hark ye! again do our listening ears hear The Great Instauration?1 Bacon, once more, with face radiant, speaks in the great starry chamber.2 Robed all in white he is listening, spotless as judge in all purity; Dipped in Christ’s blood is his mantle, given him by Hand Almighty.3 “Earth, keep my body,” he crieth; then to the stars makes his pathway. Thus, thus, the noblest of spirits follows great Astrea4skyward, And with its vision unclouded true Verulam now beholdeth. 1. Bacon’s great work, also referring to the Resurrection. 2. The Star Chamber, Civil and Criminal Court at Westminster, scene of much of Bacon’s legal activity. 3. This writer evidently knew of Bacon's perfect innocence of all charges brought against him. 4. Goddess of Justice. 1 Minute Trailer: https://youtu.be/UeIqR-bA6cE Full Video: https://youtu.be/n3UL4MfyAZc Book: https://www.academia.edu/113883645/The_Secret_Links_Between_the_Rosicrucian_Freemasonic_Memoriae_1626_Containing_Thirty_Two_Verses_Dedicated_To_Francis_Bacon_Our_Shakespeare_The_First_Folio_of_the_Shakespeare_Works_1623_and_the_Stratford_Monument
  20. TRANSLATION OF FATHER WILLIAM A. SUTTON 10. ON THE DEATH OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE BARON VERULAM, &C. Lo! again is heard (surely a great restoration) Bacon with shining countenance in the starry vault (Star Chamber): now truly robed in white, a spotless judge he listens; to whom, O Christ, a robe dyed in Thy blood is given. To become whole he first put off himself. Earth, said he, receive my body; then he sought the stars. Thus, thus, the glorious spirit follows Astraea, and now beholds all cloudless the true Verulam. 1 Minute Trailer: https://youtu.be/UeIqR-bA6cE Full Video: https://youtu.be/n3UL4MfyAZc Book: https://www.academia.edu/113883645/The_Secret_Links_Between_the_Rosicrucian_Freemasonic_Memoriae_1626_Containing_Thirty_Two_Verses_Dedicated_To_Francis_Bacon_Our_Shakespeare_The_First_Folio_of_the_Shakespeare_Works_1623_and_the_Stratford_Monument
  21. FOUR TRANSLATIONS OF THE MEMORIAE VERSES ELEGY 10 1 Minute Trailer: https://youtu.be/UeIqR-bA6cE Full Video: https://youtu.be/n3UL4MfyAZc Book: https://www.academia.edu/113883645/The_Secret_Links_Between_the_Rosicrucian_Freemasonic_Memoriae_1626_Containing_Thirty_Two_Verses_Dedicated_To_Francis_Bacon_Our_Shakespeare_The_First_Folio_of_the_Shakespeare_Works_1623_and_the_Stratford_Monument
  22. Hi Rob, Let us hope there are some ticket cancellations. In these difficult times sending you much love and support. The Phoenixes.
  23. TRANSLATION OF E. K. RAND IX Threnody on the Death of the Most Illustrious and Most Eminent Hero, Sir Francis Bacon, Baron Verulam. Pour now ye Muses your perennial founts into a song of woe, and let Apollo shed in tears whatever even the stream of Castaly contains. For no humble dirge would befit so great a death, nor moderate drops crown this stupendous tomb. The Sinews of Wit, the Marrow of Persuasion, the Tagus1 of Eloquence, the Precious Gem of Recondite Letters,2 has fallen by the Fates (ah me, the three sisters’ cruel threads!)-The noble Bacon, Ah how can I extol thee greatest Bacon, in my lay! or how those glorious monuments of all ages, chiselled by thy genius, by Minerva.3 How full thy Instauratio Magna of matter learned, elegant, profound! With what light hath it dispelled the gloomy moths of ancient sages, creating new Wisdom out of Chaos! So God Himself with potent hand will restore the body consigned to the tomb.4 Thus Bacon, thou shalt not die; for from death, from the shades, from the tomb, thy great Instauration shall deliver thee.5 R. C. T. C. (i. e. OF TRINITY COLLEGE.) ___________________________________________________________________________ 1. i. e. golden stream. 2. i. e. his philosophical works. 3. or by thy genius and thy wit. 4. i. e. as God vouchsafed a resurrection to the human body, so Bacon to the old philosophers. 5. i. e. this great resurrection is token of thine own 1 Minute Trailer: https://youtu.be/UeIqR-bA6cE Full Video: https://youtu.be/n3UL4MfyAZc Book: https://www.academia.edu/113883645/The_Secret_Links_Between_the_Rosicrucian_Freemasonic_Memoriae_1626_Containing_Thirty_Two_Verses_Dedicated_To_Francis_Bacon_Our_Shakespeare_The_First_Folio_of_the_Shakespeare_Works_1623_and_the_Stratford_Monument
  24. TRANSLATION OF THE BACON SOCIETY [ELEGY 9] “Muses, now pour perennial waters forth In funeral dirges, and in streams of tears. Apollo’s floods, shed from Castalian springs, May emptied be. For these our scanty drops - Suffice not for the death of one so great, Nor crown thee, and fill up thy boundless praise. Persuasion’s marrow! sinew of genius! E’en Tagus doth recite most precious gems Of hidden verse, and priceless literature. ’Twas by the Fates (ah! cruel sisters three, Harsh race ye be), that noble BACON died. Now to the height our songs shall celebrate Thy name, and ever keep thy memory green. Will not Minerva to thy genius grant (She will not sure begrudge thy genius) Those glorious monuments of Praise and Fame Which all the Ages met in one will rear? How learned, graceful, deep, and full a thing Is thy great work-The Instauration. How has it, by its light, dispelled the clouds Of sophists, and their old worm-eaten books, From Chaos bringing New Philosophy- Philosophy from Chaos new-creating. God by His potent hand revived and raised A man’s dead body from the sepulchre, Therefore, O BACON, neither shalt thou perish. From Death, from Darkness, and from Sepulchre, GREAT INSTAURATION keeps thee ever sure.” - R. C., Trin. Coll. Classical scholars, to whom we are deeply indebted for help and useful hints, have sent us the following notes:-“Tagus of oratory” means Leader of oratory. Tagus is a Greek word in Latin letters, Tagos = a commander, arranger, organiser, leader,” &c. Another learned translator of the lines 8 and 9 is, however, of opinion that Tagus there does mean the river Tagus. Here again, then, we perceive one of the quibbles, confusing to the reader (and doubtless so intended), but which, when apprehended, are confirmatory of certain theories, and add to the pile of cumulative evidence which is based, not upon any of these verses, but upon far different foundations. In the concluding lines happy use is made of Bacon’s teaching in the “Essay of Cupid.” “The particulars related by the poets of Cupid, or Love, do not properly agree to the same person; yet they differ only so far, that if the confusion of persons be rejected, the correspondence may hold. They say, that Love was the most ancient of all the gods, and existed before everything else except chaos,which is held coeval therewith…Love is represented absolutely without progenitor, excepting only that he is said to have proceeded from the Egg of Nox (Night); but that he himself begot the gods, and all things else, on chaos.” The object of Francis Bacon’s Love was, we know, “The Beautiful Lady”- his “Sovereign Mistress,” Truth; without whom he could not live, and whom, as he said, he would woo and win in the form of Natural Philosophy. The New Philosophy was no mere invention of his own; it was drawn by pious and patient study of “the Two Books of God,” from the Bible-the Book of God’s will- and from Nature-the Book of God’s works. Not from “the worm-eaten books” of the schoolmen, alluded to in the poem (the “vermicular” learning against which Bacon protests), but from the Word and Works of God Himself did our greatest poet draw his ideas, and the vital parts of his living and moving philosophy:- “Philosophy from Chaos new creating.” He it was who, dispelling the clouds, “the gross vapours” of a night of darkness and ignorance, brought to the world the light of the Renaissance. 1 Minute Trailer: https://youtu.be/UeIqR-bA6cE Full Video: https://youtu.be/n3UL4MfyAZc Book: https://www.academia.edu/113883645/The_Secret_Links_Between_the_Rosicrucian_Freemasonic_Memoriae_1626_Containing_Thirty_Two_Verses_Dedicated_To_Francis_Bacon_Our_Shakespeare_The_First_Folio_of_the_Shakespeare_Works_1623_and_the_Stratford_Monument
×
×
  • Create New...