Kate Posted May 22, 2022 Share Posted May 22, 2022 I have my 🕵🏻 sleuthing hat on again and I was looking at Shakespeare’s monument and the very well-known inscription... note the very slight differences which may be nothing but ... this led me to looking at a book by John Weever, who was very much intertwined with the ‘Shakespeare circle’. He spent three decades noting inscriptions on funeral monuments and produced this book in 1631 (he died shortly after). Curiously, although The Society of Antiquaries hold his notebooks in which he had mentioned Shakespeare’s monument and the inscription, there is no mention of it, or Shakespeare, in this detailed book. There is also no page 33. It skips 32-34. 💥 It contains lots of fascinating info about Saint Alban, Saint German (Germain) and an interesting introduction and of course things about Philip Sidney, the de Veres, Nicholas Bacon and mentions of Francis - although no mention of his burial, even though he had died 5 years before publication. I have taken some screenshots (pinch to enlarge) It’s a book definitely worthy of further scrutiny by contributors or visitors to this forum due to mentions of Apollo and Minerva, Latin inscriptions and other titbits. Kate Note the mention above (in relation to Gorhambury) of Astrologie! 3 The Secret Work of an Age ebook Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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