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  1. TRANSLATION OF WILLARD PARKER IX ON THE DEATH OF THAT MOST ILLUSTRIOUS AND RENOWNED HERO, LORD FRANCIS BACON, BARON VERULAM. A THRENODY. Muses, now pour forth your waters in loud lamentations perennial; Yea, let Apolloshed tears now as plentiful too as the water Castaly’s 2 stream overflowing; neither were our dirges meagre, To such a great loss befitting, nor our poor tears to such sepulchre. Thou the nerve-center of genius, Yea, of persuasion the marrow, Eloquence’ stream3 and the jewel most precious of letters concealed,4 Bacon, the noble, art fallen by the three sisters5 relentless! Oh! how shall my verse, great Bacon, eulogize thee and thy labors, Built for all ages, and born of Minerva6 and thy matchless genius? Filled with what beauty and learning profound is The Great Instauration;7 Yea! with what light does it scatter the moth-darkened sages of old-time, Bringing new wisdom from chaos; Thus will the hand of Almighty Bring to thy tomb resurrection. Therefore thou diest not, Bacon! Ever from Death, Grave and Darkness, The Great Instauration8 will free thee! R. C. Trinity College. 1. God of Poetry and leader of the Muses. 2. Castalia, an ancient Fountain on the slope of Mount Parnassus sacred to Apollo and the Muses. 3. Literally, Tagus of Eloquence. Tagus being the largest river in Spain. 4. Latin “reconditarum.” Obvious reference to Bacon’s description of himself as a “concealed poet.” 5. Three Fates. Clotho the spinner. Lachesis the caster of lots. Atropos of the shears, the inevitable. 6. Goddess of Wisdom. 7. Bacon’s great Philosophical work, “The Great Renewal or Resurrection.” 8. A comparison of his work with the General Resurrection. 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 9. A THRENODY ON THE DEATH OF THE MOST ILLUSTRIOUS AND RENOWNED PERSONAGE, SIR FRANCIS BACON, BARON VERULAM. Muses, now pour forth your perennial waters in lamentations, and let Apollo shed tears (plentiful as the water) which even the Castalian stream contains; for neither would meagre dirges befit so great a loss, nor our moderate drops the mighty monument. The very nerve of genius, the marrow of persuasion, the golden stream of eloquence,4 the precious gem of concealed literature,5 the noble Bacon (ah! the relentless warp of the three sisters) has fallen by the fates. O how am I in verse like mine to commemorate you, sublime Bacon! and those glorious memorials of all the ages composed by your genius and by Minerva. With what learned, beautiful, profound matters the Great Instauration is full! With what light does it scatter the darksome moths of the ancient sages! creating from chaos a new wisdom: thus God Himself will with potent hand restore the body laid in the tomb; therefore you do not die (O Bacon!) for the Great Instauration will liberate you from death and darkness and the grave. R. C., T. C. 4. The metre, a spondee, a dactyl and three trochees require Tagus to be taken for the river famous for its golden sand. The first syllable is long in the Greek word signifying commander, otherwise an excellent rendering. 5. If the writer wished to allude to Bacon’s reference to himself as a “concealed poet,” the phrase, reconditarum et gemma pretiosa literarum, answers the purpose very well. “Recondite literature” will do too. 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. 4 TRANSLATIONS OF THE MEMORIAE VERSES 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 VIII On the Death of the Most Noble Sir, Francis, Baron, Verulam &c. Once did I deem neither that so many virtues could dwell in one man, nor that they would ever die: with the which thy life shone like the heaven with stars, and which have all followed thine own fate1 -genius and eloquence flowing in generous stream, the glory of sage and of jurist too.1 I see now that this might have been-but friends, enough. If he shall not return, I think not that such traits will come again. I. VINCENT, T. C. (i. e. OF TRINITY COLLEGE.) __________________________________________________________________________________ 1. i. e. departed with thee. 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 8] Dirge on the Death of the Most Illustrious, Brilliant and Heroic Lord Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam. “Till now I thought that such a wealth of gifts Could never co-exist in any man, Or that they ne’er could perish. Such seemed those With which thy life shone, like the heaven with stars, And followed still thy train of destiny. So great a mind! such flood of eloquence! The Jurist’s fame, Philosopher’s, no less! But now I see that this was possible; Yet (pardon me, my friends, for saying this) I think that if he comes not back to us, Neither will gifts like these be seen again.” - J. Vincent, Trin. Coll. 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 VIII ON THE DEATH OF THE MOST NOBLE LORD FRANCIS BARON VERULAM, VISCOUNT ST. ALBAN. In the times past, I bethought me, virtues so large, co-existent, On Earth impossible, or else ever firm proof ’gainst Death’s arrow. Yet, as the heaven with stars filled, so has thy life been resplendent; All of these graces were thine and thee to the grave all have followed. Genius and eloquence flowing forth in a stream so tremendous, Both equal ornaments they of philosopher, sage and of jurist. Now I can see they existed, that they have passed from among us;- But enough - unless he comes back, never will such traits return here. I. VINCENT, 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
  7. TRANSLATION OF FATHER WILLIAM A. SUTTON 8. ON THE DEATH OF THE MOST NOBLE LORD FRANCIS, BARON VERULAM, &C. Formerly so many good parts seemed to me impossible either to co-exist in one, or ever to have died; with these, as the heavens with stars, your life was resplendent, and all have followed you to the grave. Genius and eloquence flowing with mighty stream, the ornament equally of the philosopher and the judge. Now I see such things could be; but friends refrain, if he returns not, neither will they I ween. I. VINCENT, Trin. Col. 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. THE FOUR TRANSLATIONS OF THE MEMORIAE VERSES ELEGY 8 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. Hi Yann, Brilliant. As far as I am aware or can recollect you are the first to identify this very strong triple secret signature in King Lear. Take another bow, maestro!
  10. Hi Eric, We feel honoured and privileged to have the opportunity to finally bring the critically important Memoriae verses into the full light of day together with their four translations on B'Hive/sirbacon.org to provide Baconians and other interested scholars with ready and easy access to them in perpetuity. It is also provides a further opportunity for our B'Hive community with its unusual minds and learning to further illuminate and explain aspects of the verses which have remained hidden and obscure for the last four hundred years as part of our collective efforts to bring forth the Secret Truth about Lord Bacon to a much wider audience. Thank you.
  11. TRANSLATION OF E. K. RAND VII On the Same. Some there are who, dead, would live in marble, and entrust their immortality to aged pillars; Some shine in bronze,1 or glitter in yellow gold,1 and while they cheat themselves, think that they cheat the fates. Another breed of humankind, surviving with numerous progeny, like Niobe unjustly scorns the great gods.2 But thy renown neither clings to graven columns nor does thy tomb read,3 “Traveler, stay thy course.”4 If any offspring should recall his parent, ’t is not that of his body, but such as Minerva, sprung from the brain of Jove.5 First thy virtue bestows on thee perennial monument: and second-not soon to perish-thy books: third, thy nobility. Now let the Fates hold triumph, who, Francis, have nothing of thee but thy body. Both thy better parts, thy mind and thy good fame survive: thou holdest it not dear to ransom the vile corpse. T. VINCENT, T. C. (i. e. OF TRINITY COLLEGE.) _____________________________________________________________________ 1. i. e. have statues of bronze or gold erected to their memory. 2. i. e. imagine they never shall die. 3. Meurer, p. 103, would (inappropriately) change legitur to tegitur. 4. i. e. bear some conventional eulogy. Siste viator iter is a frequent heading in epitaphs. 5. i. e. his immortality is not to be transmitted through his descendants in the flesh: his qualities ensure his fame. 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 7] To the Same. “Some men believe that, being dead, they yet Will live in Marble; that eternal fame Is theirs by reason of their many works. And others shine in brass, or blaze in gold, And, self-deceiving, think to cheat the Fates. Another sort of men, like Niobe, Survive their numerous seed, and scorn the gods. No lofty column doth proclaim thy glory Nor on thy tomb read we –‘Stay passenger.’ Should any man desire perchance to trace The parentage of this Great Progeny, ’Tis not corporeal, but, Minerva-like, Sprung from the brain of Jupiter himself. First a perpetual monument is found In thine own virtue. Secondly, thy books No sooner than thy virtue can decay; Thirdly, we rank thy fame’s nobility. E’en now the Fates thy triumph do foretell. Those Fates, O Francis, can but take thy clay; Thy better part- Mind, Reason, and good name, Survive the body gladly rendered up.” - T. Vincent, Trin. Coll. 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 VII ON THE DEATH OF THE MOST HONORABLE LORD FRANCIS BACON, LATE LORD HIGH CHANCELLOR OF ENGLAND. Some there be who, when departed, still would live on in the marble, Trusting to long lasting columns, Memory-fame-immortality Some in bronze, some in gold shining, self-deceived, think the fates cheated; Others leave numerous offspring, scorning the great gods like Niobe.1 Thy renown doth not depend upon columns engraven nor epitaphs, Halting the steps of the traveler; and, who would claim thee as parent, Be not the fruit of thy body, but of Jove’s brain like Minerva;2 Virtue be now thy first monument, second, thy books long-enduring, Third thy nobility, Fate holding nought but thy body in triumph; Thy mind and fame still surviving, ne’er shall thy poor clay be ransomed. T. VINCENT, Trinity College. 1. Niobe, proud of her many children, was punished for scorning the mother of Apollo who had but two. 2. Minerva, Goddess of Wisdom, sprang from the brain of Jupiter. 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 7. TO THE SAME. Some there are though dead live in marble, and trust all their duration to long lasting columns; others shine in bronze, or are beheld in yellow gold, and deceiving themselves think they deceive the fates. Another division of men surviving in a numerous offspring, like Niobe3 irreverent, despise the mighty gods; but your fame adheres not to sculptured columns, nor is read on the tomb (with) “Stay, traveller, your steps”; if any progeny recalls their sire, not of the body is it, but born, so to speak, of the brain, as Minerva from Jove’s: first your virtue provides you with an everlasting monument, your books another not soon to collapse, a third your nobility; let the fates now celebrate their triumphs, who have nothing yours, Francis, but your corpse. Your mind and good report the better parts survive; you have nothing of so little value as to ransom the vile body withal. T. VINCENT, Trinity College. 3. Niobe was so proud of her numerous children that she despised Latona, mother of Diana and Apollo, who therefore slew her children. Niobe herself was changed by Jupiter into a stone. 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. THE FOUR TRANSLATIONS OF THE MEMORIAE VERSES 1626 ELEGY 7 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. TRANSLATION OF E. K. RAND VI On the Death of the Most Honored Sir1 Francis Bacon, of late High1 Chancellor of England, &c. Thou bold exemplar of how far the human mind may rise; thou talented deliverer of thine age; the while thou dost happily repair the meagre arts and ease free2 necks of their ancient yoke, how shall thy funeral be mourned, that now comes on? What tears do thy fates demand, what mean they? Did Parent Nature fear lest she lie naked while thy hand stripped her sacred robe? Were the world’s hidden corners bared to thine eyes, and did no cranny escape thy gaze? Or, can it be, did she who was betrothed to ancient lords, spurn the embraces of her newest spouse? Or, in fine, ruinous to the good and envious of endeavor,3 did she snap thy life’s threads, which rather should have been prolonged? Thus, that the Sicilian old man4 might not soar beyond the crystal sphere,5 he fell by a private’s sword. Thou, too, Francis, hast for this received thy fate, that the forbidden task should not be finished. _____________________________________________________________________ 1. Perhaps domini here = ‘Lord,’ as the office of Chancellor is mentioned. Or should Magni be rendered not ‘High’ but Lord’? 2. Prolepsis, common in Latin poetry; i. e. ‘ease and set free.’ 3. Read coeptis as in B., not caeptis. 4. i. e. Archimedes. 5. In the sense of Lucretiuss flammantia moenia mundi {i. 73}. He was not to pursue his investigations too far into the divine. 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
  17. TRANSLATION OF WILLARD PARKER VI ON THE DEATH OF THE MOST HONORABLE LORD FRANCIS BACON, LATE LORD HIGH CHANCELLOR OF ENGLAND. Oh! thou most daring example of heights of humanity’s soaring; Wondrous deliverer thou of mankind from the yoke of the ancients; While thou restorest the arts-arts in this age all too meagre, How shall thy funeral be mourned, as the doleful cortege now approaches? What are the Fates now demanding? What tears can mourners now offer? When with thy bold hand thou strippedest the covering robe of Dame Nature, Feared she exposure of nakedness? Bared were her unknown recesses,- No hidden cranny escaping? Or, having wedded the ancients, Spurned she the modern embraces of a new consort and bridegroom? Or at last, hostile and envious of thy great work for the world-good, Snapped she the threads of existence which should have longer extended? E’en as Archimedes1 lest he should soar past the bounds of the crystal,2 Fell by the thrust of a soldier,3 has thy fate now met thee, Oh! Francis, Lest thou shouldst finish thy labor,-finish the labor forbidden. 1. A mathematician and mechanic, discoverer of the lever. 2. Perhaps referring to the legend of Archimedes’ destroying Marcellus’ fleet by concentrated sunlight in mirrors at the siege of Syracuse. 3. Archimedes was killed by a common soldier at the fall of Syracuse which his engineering skill had defended for two years. 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 FATHER WILLIAM A. SUTTON 6. ON THE DEATH OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE LORD FRANCIS BACON, LATE LORD CHANCELLOR OF ALL ENGLAND. Daring example of how far the human mind may reach to, while you rejuvenate successfully the arts worn out with age, and extricate and free necks from the yoke of antiquity, in what way to be mourned does your funeral approach? What tears are demanded, what mean the fates? Did their mother Nature fear she should lie all bare, while your hand drew away her sacred robe? while, too, the unknown recesses of things were exposed to sight and no nook escaped your ken? or was it that, having been of old espoused to consorts of past ages, she has rejected the embrace of a modern lord? or, finally, baneful and envious towards humane enterprises has she snapped the thread of your life, which ought to have been prolonged? Thus, lest Archimedes should soar beyond the crystal sphere, he fell by the sword of a legionary. And you, O Francis, have therefore met your doom,2 lest the work, which should not have been essayed, should be completed. 2. Cf. Quisque suos patimur manes, we all undergo our penal sufferings (AEn., VI. 743). 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. THREE TRANSLATIONS OF THE MEMORIAE 1626 ELEGY 6 (NO BACON SOCIETY TRANSLATION APPEARED FOR THIS ELEGY) 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 E. K. RAND V To the Memory and the Merits of the Most Honored Sir, 1 Francis, Lord2 of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban. Mourn ye streams, with weeping troubled, ye that were born beneath the heel of Pegasus, and as your current can scarce draw the black dust, run ye with mud profaned. And let Daphne’s verdant glory3 droop and wither on leafless boughs. To what end Muses, would ye rear the useless laurels of a garden sad? Nay, rather, with the ruthless axe cut the stalk of the vain tree! He hath left the living for whom alone it was wont to bear a crown of bay: Verulam, gaining the citadel of the gods, shineth in crown of gold, and4 sitting above the boundaries of the sky he loves to see the stars making obeisance. The wisdom treasured in the Heavenly One’s abode, he begrudged the immortals, essaying to bring it back to mortals, restored for the world’s new adoration.5 No dweller of earth abounds in greater gifts of genius than he; nor does any of surviving men with equal skill wed Themis to Pallas. Moved by such talents, while yet he flourished, the sacred choir of Aonids6 poured all their eloquence in his praise, and nought hath left for tears. By WILLIAM BOSWELL. _____________________________________________________________________ 1. Domini=Cambridge B. A. 2. Domini=Lord of the Manor (?) V. Cent. Dict. S.V. 3. i. e. the laurel. 4. Read supraque with Hagen and Meurer. 5. i. e. he restores a long lost cult, as it were,-the love of wisdom. 6. i. e. the Muses. 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. TRANSLATION OF THE FRANCIS BACON SOCIETY [ELEGY 5] On the Death of the Incomparable Francis of Verulam, &c. “Mourn now, and weep, ye boisterous running streams, Sprung from beneath the hoof of Pegasus, Run on, defiled with mud, and black with dust Such as your waters scarce would carry down, And let the glorious green of Daphne fall, Her branches withered and unfruitful be. Wherefore, ye Muses, should ye strive to grow Inutile laurels in your desolate groves? Nay, rather, with relentless axes cleave The stems of that unprofitable tree. To him alone it was your wont to bring The laurel crown, and from us he has passed. Verulam stormed the stronghold of the gods ’Mid whom he wears a shining golden crown; He loves to sit above the vault of heaven, And downwards thence to gaze upon the stars. Envying the secrets of th’ immortal gods, The wisdom veiled from men in their abodes, He laboured to restore it to mankind, And bring new culture down into the world. No man on earth was ever known endowed With greater gifts of intellect than he, None living could so cunningly unite Order and learning-Themis’ with Pallas’ wit. Won by these charms, whilst yet he flourished The Muses’sacred chorus, in his praise Poured forth so full a stream of eloquence, That none remains, no language left, wherein His mourners duly can lament his loss.”-William Boswell. With this poem should be compared “The Lord Bacon’s Character,” cited in “Blackbourne” from “Benj. Johnson, the poet, in his Discoveries, edit. 1692, p. 701.” After saying of “Dominus Verulamius,” that “In short, within his view, and about his time were all the wits born that could honour a language and help study” (words which admit of two readings), the writer continues in the same strain as William Boswell to lament the decadence of wit, wisdom, and eloquence which followed upon the loss of this one mighty pen:- “Now things daily fall; wits grow downwards, and eloquence goes backward: so that he may be named, and stand as the mark or acme of our language.” Do not these words bring forcibly before us the fact of how entirely the literary world was dependent upon the work of one man? and of how conscious the minor writers were that the springs of poetry would “run on, defiled with mud and dust,” when he who alone could clear and purify them was taken away? We cannot refrain from drawing attention to the conjunction seen in these examples of the names of Johnson (sic) and Boswell on the death of that most illustrious heroic lord, Francis Bacon, Baron of 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
  22. TRANSLATION OF WILLARD PARKER V TO THE MEMORY AND MERITS OF THE MOST HONORED FRANCIS, LORD VERULAM, VISCOUNT ST. ALBAN. Mourn, Oh ye turbulent streams which were born ’neath the hoof-beats of Pegasus1 Turbid with weeping and mud-stained, hardly your dark load you’re bearing. Wither, green foliage of Daphne;2 fall till the dead boughs are leafless. Wherefore, ye Muses,3 should longer your sad gardens bring forth the laurel? Nay, let the axe-blade all ruthless hew down the trunk that’s now barren. He who alone was deserving of laurel-crown no longer liveth. Verulam now in gods’ citadel reigns-shines-the golden crown wearing; And from beyond heaven’s firmament seeth the stars adoration; Grudging that wisdom of heaven should solely belong to immortals, He would return it to earth, and restore it for man’s elevation. Of all earth’s sons was none greater master of gifts intellectual; None who survive him can marry so sweetly dear Themis4 to Pallas!5 While he was flourishing poured forth the choir of the Aonids6 sacred Eloquence all in his praise, leaving none for lamenting or wailing. I deposit, WILLIAM BOSWELL. 1. Pegasus, the winged horse of the Muses, with a stroke of whose hoof caused to well forth on Mount Helicon in Boetia the poetically inspiring fountain Hippocrene. 2. The Laurel. 3. The inspiring goddess of poetry. 4. The goddess of Law. 5. The Goddess of Wisdom. 6. The Muses. 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
  23. TRANSLATION OF FATHER WILLIAM A. SUTTON 5. TO THE MEMORY AND MERITS OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE LORD FRANCIS, LORD VERULAM AND VISCOUNT ST. ALBANS. WAIL with weeping turbulent streams sprung from beneath the hoof of Pegasus, and ye streams profane flow muddily with your current scarce dragging along the black dust.1 And let the foliage of verdant Daphne falling from the hapless branches wither. Wherefore, ye Muses, would you cultivate the useless laurels of your sad garden? Nay, with stern axes cut down the trunk of the worthless tree. He hath left the living, whom alone it was wont to bear the laurel crown for. Verulam reigning in the citadel of the gods shines with a golden crown; and enthroned above the bounds of the sky he loves with face towards earth to view the stars; who grudged the immortals that wisdom should be confined to the abode of the blessed, undertaking to bring it back and restore it to mortals by a new cult. Than whom no inhabitant of earth was master of greater intellectual gifts: nor does any survivor so skilfully unite Themis and Pallas. While he flourished the sacred choir of the Muses influenced by these arts poured forth all their eloquence in his praise, (and) left none for wailings. I, WILLIAM BOSWELL, have laid (this offering on the tomb). 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
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