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Just stumbled on this Double A headpiece in a 1607 book by Edward Topsell:

https://www.loc.gov/resource/rbctos.2017gen58402c2/?sp=23&st=image&r=-0.027,-0.045,0.964,0.792,0

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I was actually following leads regarding a winged serpent, an Amphiptere, and ended up here. Mather Walker mentions the headpiece as being a source for much of Bacon's animal lore in Shakespeare.

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Title

The historie of serpents; or The seconde booke of liuing creatures ... Collected out of diuine Scriptures, Fathers, phylosophers, physitians and poets.

Other Title

Historie of serpents; or The seconde booke of living creatures

Historie of serpents

Seconde booke of living creatures

Contributor Names

Topsell, Edward, 1572-1625?

English Printing Collection (Library of Congress)

Theodore Roosevelt Hunting Library (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

London, Printed by W. Jaggard, 1608.

Subject Headings

-  Serpents

-  Zoology--Pre-Linnean works

 

 

 

EDIT: From Mather Walker:

https://sirbacon.org/mcompeer3of3.htm

One of the arguments against Bacon’s connection to the device publications is that they included inferior, ordinary works, Bacon was unlikely to have been associated with. This overview would be incomplete without glancing at some of these publications. In part 1 of the present Compeers articles I have referred to the fact that my penpal, Glen Claston, objected to the idea that Bacon could have associated with the following two works because he considered them inferior writings:

“The historie of fovre-footed beastes. Collected out of all the volumes of Conradvs Gesner, and all other writers to this present day”, by Topsell, Edward 1607. London. Printed by William Iaggard. 1607 ---Arche

“The Historie of Serpents: or, the Second Booke of liuing Creatures”, by Topsell, Edward 1608, London. Printed by William Iaggard 1608 --- Archer

However, as I also pointed out, these same works provided most of the beast lore that Bacon used in his Shakespeare writings.

 

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Interesting article about Topsell's book:

https://ojs.library.dal.ca/tandc/article/download/4249/4230

Curious the Double A. "The historie of fovre-footed beastes" has an emblematic viewpoint of Nature which is the opposite of what Bacon's scientific method reveals. OK, it's not a scientific book. Yet maybe it is another books with secrets.

Light A, Dark A?

Maybe this is the inspiration for the Shakespeare engraving that appeared in the First Folio? I see a resemblance.

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I decided to take a look at the page 666 because of the recent recurrence of this number, and I noticed that the page was in the chapter dedicated to ... THE SWINE !

By browsing the pages of this chapter I found ... BACON 😊

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Topsell, E., English Printing Collection & Theodore Roosevelt Hunting Library. (1608) The historie of serpents; or The seconde booke of liuing creatures ... Collected out of diuine Scriptures, Fathers, phylosophers, physitians and poets. London, Printed by W. Jaggard. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/64058402/.

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Through some strange synchronicity I was reading about squirrels, serpents dragons etc in this yesterday morning. 

I actually read every page as it’s really interesting to understand the symbolism. This book is from the 1900s but refers right back to the 12-1300s 

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/41617/41617-h/41617-h.htm#pageix

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7 hours ago, Light-of-Truth said:

Interesting article about Topsell's book:

https://ojs.library.dal.ca/tandc/article/download/4249/4230

Curious the Double A. "The historie of fovre-footed beastes" has an emblematic viewpoint of Nature which is the opposite of what Bacon's scientific method reveals. OK, it's not a scientific book. Yet maybe it is another books with secrets.

Light A, Dark A?

Maybe this is the inspiration for the Shakespeare engraving that appeared in the First Folio? I see a resemblance.

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“Animals were living characters in the language of the Creator...” These ‘myriad hidden meanings’ are not ascribed by humans, but are inherent in animals themselves. In the emblematic worldview, knowledge of a more abstract divine truth could be communicated directly through animals.
For these meanings to be inherent, the symbolic worldview presupposes the existence of a superior spiritual realm, which for the Christian world meant God. Christianity supported the emblematic practice of looking beyond the natural and material world towards the intangible divine. Peter Harrison describes the long-standing Christian belief that God had imbued the material world with meaning, with the express purpose of guiding humans towards knowledge of the divine. In the Bible God commands Job to look towards animals: “But ask now the beasts and they will teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee. Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee, and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee (12.7f.).”
 

Thus we know that God desires humans to study the natural world, but to appreciate its true meaning and gain real knowledge one has to look beyond outer appearances, to the inner symbolic significance. In other words, one must look at nature emblematically. Through an emblematic view one can learn about the Incarnation, Death, and Resurrection of Christ in how a lion covers his tracks (Christ hiding his divinity), and sleeps with his eyes open (Christ’s body dies yet he does not), and in how a young cub is woken by its father’s roar (as God revived Christ).7 The empirical truth of these behaviours was not as important as the spiritual meaning. The emblematic worldview, which takes animals as signs left by God to guide humans towards the divine, belongs to the Christian tradition of valuing the spirit over the body.
Through the emblematic worldview Topsell found moral truths hidden in the natural world. Revealing the moral lessons found in animals was one of the main goals of Topsell’s natural history. By studying animals, one could learn the correct way to behave as a human.”

Very interesting!  Thanks for this

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6 hours ago, Kate said:

Very interesting!  Thanks for this

In some ways it reminds me of Wisdom of the Ancients.

A. Phoenix has demonstrated the connect between Bacon and the Jaggards. For me I don't have to stretch my imagination very much to be open to the idea that Bacon had some fingers in this book. Some of the verbiage in TO THE LEARNED Readers hints at other Authors.

https://www.loc.gov/resource/rbctos.2017gen58402c2/?sp=43&st=image&r=-0.059,0.175,0.893,0.714,0

And like Yann, I've seen what could be Bacon clues in key places.

https://www.loc.gov/resource/rbctos.2017gen58402c2/?sp=83&st=image&r=-0.54,-0.062,2.08,1.664,0

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5 hours ago, RoyalCraftiness said:

Yet, there are no overt representations of a tree in the illustration. That would be "ye" in a world full of individual expressions in a world full of ideas (the mundus intellectuallis).

I see three Y's, but do not know what I should be looking for. 😉

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Isn't a "Y" a symbol of a tree? Maybe in my my world only as a long time client uses a Y as a tree in his logo. 🙂

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4 minutes ago, RoyalCraftiness said:

The middle y with  superscript e which functions as "the" in the text is in the center of the lower circle which surrounds the square in red. You may be thinking of the Shakespeare epitaph which has three Ys in a line through the center of it. I might as well include a pic to the "tree" I am suggesting which shows the base of the vertical "trunk".spacer.png

I wish to know more about this and do not remember seeing it before. It is absolutely beautiful!! 🙂

 

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Placing the design over the Bacon cover piece was an after thought I played with and has nothing to do with Sonnets Dedication solution. I wondered if the artist may had been working with it when doing the engraving. Or maybe using a similar geometric concept.

To me I see the ship outlined, but in all honesty I sized it to fit for my own vision. It is not perfect, but I have no idea how precise the scanned engraving was in proportion to the original.

Appreciate your feedback!

 

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Re 40 it’s intriguing that The Virginia Company colonised America between 34° and 41°.

40° was the location of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia - the Capital of America prior to Washington DC.
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The imprint of the ‘brotherhood’ is all over it.

New York City is also on the 40th parallel.  Its elevation is 33ft!

There’s a whole chapter on this type of thing in my ebook, The Secret Work of an Age which, for anyone on a mobile who won’t see the permanent link below, is at The-Secret-Work.com

#USA #America # Rosicrucians

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As you say RC absolutely everything when seen as a symbol can have multiple interpretations. I also think we agree that everything links back to Geometry (literally Earth Measure), and measure only arises in the first place because of what we witness (from our vantage point on Earth) occurring in the heavenly vault ie day length comes from studying sunrise to sunset against the horizon, which if we turn/pivot completely encircles us.
 

My understanding is that 40 is a significant number linked to many many things, but primarily Venus, due to its 40 days and nights retrograde period (btw, it’s inclined to the ecliptic at 3.3°!) 40 weeks is also the length of human gestation. 

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7 hours ago, Kate said:

My understanding is that 40 is a significant number linked to many many things, but primarily Venus, due to its 40 days and nights retrograde period (btw, it’s inclined to the ecliptic at 3.3°!) 40 weeks is also the length of human gestation. 

Hi Kate! 🙂

You often mention synchronicity when you are away and drop in, and also when you hang out. I will acknowledge you do have a ripple of coincidences that follows you. I just accept it is your connection to the Stars and you vibrate with what you know. Makes sense to me. 😉

Today this post on the B'Hive was the first I read after a work day. I had just scanned my list of new emails and below was the last email that I read before I read immediately before I read your post and you say the 40 is a "significant" number! LOL

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You and CJ with what you do, on my list to learn. I'm sure I have 57 things on my list, but this topic is moving to the top quickly.

Let's enjoy the first five lines of Day 40 contained in Sonnet 17, which does begin cleanly at midnight February 10:

http://www.light-of-truth.com/pyramid-GMT.php#Line0231

Such heauenly touches nere toucht earthly faces.
So should my papers (yellowed with their age)
Be scorn'd,like old men of lesse truth then tongue,
And your true rights be termd a Poets rage,
And stretched miter of an Antique song.

The first letters of theses lines, SSBAA add up to 40 Simple cipher. 🙂

Scratching the surface yet again...

Thank you, Kate for the synchronicity magic!! 🙂

 

 

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Thanks Rob! I’m having more synchro’s, this time to do with Cygnus.

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Just been presented with this link 

I encourage everyone to open it 

The contents deserve a whole topic of their own

https://royalsocietypublishing.org/pb-assets/publishing-archive-brochure-1637756357.pdf

A real treasure trove that will take all weekend to explore.

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Original artwork before 1609 Sonnets changes:

1: Hayward, 'Concerning Succession', 1603.

Modified artwork (as in sonnets title):

1: Shakes-peares 'Sonnets', 1609. Title.
2: Drummond, 'Poems', Edinburgh, 1616: "Flowres" Title.
3: Ben Jonson, 'Workes', 1616.

Note: Jonson knew Drummond, in fact, he walked to Scotland to visit him. Both published using Sonnets version header in 1616: same year WS died.

Note: both published seven years after Sonnets. (not counting 1609)
Sonnets (Aspley) title page shows seven lines of text. Seventh line is 'date' 1609: reduces to seven.

Seven rays of light come from head of the little boy:

Note Ben Jonson's son Benjamin died age seven. Could this be his son?

     sonnet 7

  LOe in the Orient when the gracious light, *
Lifts up his burning head,each under eye
Doth homage to his new appearing sight,                       
Serving with lookes his sacred majesty,
And having climb'd the steepe up heavenly hill,
Resembling strong youth in his middle age,
Yet mortall lookes adore his beauty still,    *
Attending on his goulden pilgrimage:
But when from high-most pich with wery car,
Like feeble age he reeleth from the day,
The eyes(fore dutious )now converted are
From his low tract and looke an other way:
   So thou,thy selfe out-going in thy noon:
   Unlok'd on diest unlesse thou get a sonne.

* Line seven word seven gracious begins with seventh of alphabet.

* Line seven word seven "still" another word for dead.

First seven letters of line seven are:  "Yet mort"    ?

Ben Jonson's elegy is called “On My First Son” for his eldest son, who died of  plague in 1603 when he was just seven years old.

1603 to 1609 all the years = seven (counting 1603).

    Here's the little head isolated from the main artwork:

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The man in the moone was not a buffoon

 

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10 hours ago, peethagoras said:

I see a serpent biting an ankle, as per Old Testament. I do not see a dolphin, it is either a lion (as in dande-lione) or a dog  as in dog-rose). It's all

vegetation.

I did scan the thread and am not sure what image you speak about.

Any clues will help me if I can offer anything. 🙂

 

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