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1 hour ago, Light-of-Truth said:

https://sirbacon.org/FRANCIS BACON AND HIS EARLIEST SHAKESPEARE PLAY HAMLET A TUDOR FAMILY TRAGEDY.pdf

On page 19:

Following his return from banishment in France by his royal mother Queen Elizabeth and his father Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester after the reading of his foster father Sir Nicholas Bacon’s last will and testament, in Trinity Term 1579, Bacon was admitted to Gray’s Inn to study law. It was in his early years at Gray’s Inn that according to his word cipher deciphered by Dr Orville Owen he wrote the first version of his immortal play The Tragedy of Hamlet widely seen as the greatest drama in the Western canon.

Fascinating next few pages. A short sample from pages 21>22:

FRANCIS BACON

   ’Tis true, the wheel has come full circle; I’m here and it is time to speak. List a brief tale, And when ’tis told let sorrow split my heart, If I but print my royal mother or My father true. I lost all by mine own folly: Ere I was twenty-one, I was a pack-horse In his great affairs; to royalize his blood, I spent mine own much better blood than his, And, though he was a liberal rewarder Of his friends, he forgot his own poor son, And, like the bees who are nurtur’d for their sweet taste, My pains yield him engrossments to the bitter end.

He proceeds to relate how his royal mother Queen Elizabeth and his father Robert Dudley discovered he had written his immortal play Hamlet:

FRANCIS BACON

At twenty, I was to their yoke subdued, I’m bound by oath, on my peril, Not to alter my condition, and forbid To say I am the child of royalty, And, should I tell, I would be hang’d: but this, Like hectic in my blood, did rather exasperate Than make me afraid, and I was importunate. My mother learn’d that I wrote Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, And then I was lost.

Then later on page 23:

His royal mother Elizabeth accuses him of using cunning speeches to breed suspicion in the mind and hearts of the people:

QUEEN ELIZABETH

 Upon the witness of your father, my Lord Leicester, You, my son, were seen the night last gone by, Among the worst company in the kingdom, Attempting to make them instruments to plague us; But there’s a remedy to medicine Destruction to this lawless tribe,-a prescription Of rare and prov’d effect,-and I’ll bestow it On them; we’ll have them whipp’d, and among them, My son, I will fitly bring you to your knees.

More fury, abuse and threats of violence and death followed in the kind of language that would embarrass a fishmonger’s wife but an undaunted Francis presented a vision that would capture and mesmerise the world:

FRANCIS BACON

I will create Strange Tragedies for mine eternal jewel, Shall speak to Hamlet of his father’s foul And most unnatural murder.

 

I haven't studied Orville Owens' decipherments or his extraordinary machine for making sense. Should they be admitted as legitimate history into the context of Francis Bacon's life? From my superficial observation, Owen's "transcripts" fill in important gaps in the official records and it's extremely tempting to take them at face value. For me, it's hard to get past the language of the decipherments which sounds less Baconian than an imitation of Elizabethan writing, and for some unknown reason I'm not yet convinced that Francis actually encoded these 'explanations' for the initiated to read. As long as it is clear that quoted texts are deciphered, rather than written and published, I suppose it doesn't really matter. 

 

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I don't know if anyone has posted this link: https://francisbaconsociety.co.uk/baconiana-journals/baconiana-journals-2007-present/baconiana-vol1-no6/#orville-owens-cipher-wheel. I'm remembering reading that this medical doctor died penniless, wishing he had never heard of Francis Bacon and his cipher. Could Bacon have done the encoding? I think he could have, even if it boggles comprehension. Maybe it's like Rachmaninoff writing music that would drive some people crazy who tried to play it, like in the movie Shine.

As an afterthought: word etymology is my thing. See if translating the word "digest" in that article as "organize" makes sense to you.  In earlier times, people did not understand how the digestion of food worked. They thought of it as the body organizing the food that was eaten, sending it to the right places where it needed to go in the body.  It's kind of interesting I think.

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57 minutes ago, Eric Roberts said:

Should they be admitted as legitimate history into the context of Francis Bacon's life?

If someone can duplicate, then yes. Should they be completely dismissed if nobody can duplicate them, no. The keyword is "legitimate" history. Like science.

Bacon's ciphers tell a story. I also believe it is possible Bacon's story can come from dreams, spontaneous thoughts, synchronicity, whatever. Truth has ways of emerging from the darkness, it has a Light all its own. If someone spends hours and hours seeking Bacon's ciphers, they may just end up receiving some Truth regardless of the methods.

My contribution to Bacon's history is that he was born as "William." Do I believe that totally? Absolutely, 100%, I see it in the ciphers and I am very confident. Would I dare suggest it should be admitted as "legitimate" history? No, it is a theory and one I can defend and show examples, but I have no proof. I have evidence, I can show why I believe it.

Oh I live for the day A. Phoenix or someone else finds legitimate proof. Oh my!

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5 minutes ago, Light-of-Truth said:

If someone can duplicate, then yes. Should they be completely dismissed if nobody can duplicate them, no. The keyword is "legitimate" history. Like science.

Bacon's ciphers tell a story. I also believe it is possible Bacon's story can come from dreams, spontaneous thoughts, synchronicity, whatever. Truth has ways of emerging from the darkness, it has a Light all its own. If someone spends hours and hours seeking Bacon's ciphers, they may just end up receiving some Truth regardless of the methods.

My contribution to Bacon's history is that he was born as "William." Do I believe that totally? Absolutely, 100%, I see it in the ciphers and I am very confident. Would I dare suggest it should be admitted as "legitimate" history? No, it is a theory and one I can defend and show examples, but I have no proof. I have evidence, I can show why I believe it.

Oh I live for the day A. Phoenix or someone else finds legitimate proof. Oh my!

🙂

 

Hi Light-of-Truth. Thanks for reminding me that a phrase such as "legitimate history" is loaded with presumptions, often false. I guess I just meant academia. IMHO, the Bacon-Shakespeare Manuscript, as interpreted by A Phoenix is "legitimate" proof that Francis Bacon wrote and master-minded the plays of William Shakespeare.It is irrefutable. In that sense, job done.

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1 hour ago, Christie Waldman said:

I don't know if anyone has posted this link: https://francisbaconsociety.co.uk/baconiana-journals/baconiana-journals-2007-present/baconiana-vol1-no6/#orville-owens-cipher-wheel. I'm remembering reading that this medical doctor died penniless, wishing he had never heard of Francis Bacon and his cipher. Could Bacon have done the encoding? I think he could have, even if it boggles comprehension. Maybe it's like Rachmaninoff writing music that would drive some people crazy who tried to play it, like in the movie Shine.

As an afterthought: word etymology is my thing. See if translating the word "digest" in that article as "organize" makes sense to you.  In earlier times, people did not understand how the digestion of food worked. They thought of it as the body organizing the food that was eaten, sending it to the right places where it needed to go in the body.  It's kind of interesting I think.

Thanks Christie. The link is very helpful.

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All the Pieces Present in the Bacon-Shakespeare Manuscript were written by Francis Bacon

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All Nine Pieces have Demonstrable Links to the Shakespeare Plays

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The Missing Pieces from the Bacon-Shakespeare Manuscript

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29 minutes ago, A Phoenix said:

All the Pieces Present in the Bacon-Shakespeare Manuscript were written by Francis Bacon

#TheBacon-ShakespeareManuscript #ShakespeareAuthorship #FrancisBacon #Shakespeare #LovesLaboursLost #NorthumberlandManuscript #RichardII #RichardIII #RomeoandJuliet #NorthumberlandHouse #ConferenceofPleasure #JamesSpedding #JohnBruce #NorthumberlandManuscript #Rosicrucians #EdwinDurningLawrence #JeanOvertonFuller #AnthonyBacon #RobertDevereux #ElizabethI #PhilipSidney #RobertDudley #LeicestersCommonwealth 

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We're the luckiest school children in the world, being taught by Lord Bacon and each other.

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11 hours ago, Eric Roberts said:

IMHO, the Bacon-Shakespeare Manuscript, as interpreted by A Phoenix is "legitimate" proof that Francis Bacon wrote and master-minded the plays of William Shakespeare.It is irrefutable. In that sense, job done.

A. Phoenix has produced a wealth of "proof" over the past years!

Then the question becomes, how much "proof" does it take to "prove" Bacon was Shakespeare? 🙂

 

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3 hours ago, Eric Roberts said:

We're the luckiest school children in the world, being taught by Lord Bacon and each other.

Indeed we are! Bacon is leading us on a Mission of Truth!

https://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Library/facsimile/book/SLNSW_F1/437/index.html%3Fzoom=850.html

There is some soule of goodnesse in things euill,
Would men obseruingly distill it out.

For our bad Neighbour makes vs early stirrers,
Which is both healthfull, and good husbandry.
Besides, they are our outward Consciences,
And Preachers to vs all; admonishing,
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hat we should dresse vs fairely for our end.
Thus may we gather Honey from the Weed,
And make a Morall of the Diuell himselfe.

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Hi Rob,

There was enough evidence and proof of Lord Bacon's authorship of the Shakespeare works in the public domain by the commencment of the twenthieth century following the publication of C. M. Pott's The Promus of Formularies and Elegancies (being private notes, circ. 1594, hitherto unpublished) by Francis Bacon ; illustrated and elucidated by passages from Shakespeare (1883) and F. J. Burgoyne, Collotype Facsimile & Type Transcript Of An Elizabethan Manuscript Preserved at Alnwick Castle, Northumberland (1904) which were augmented by numerous other publications covering FB's authorship of the Shakespeare works from many different perspectives. 

The evidence and proof Lord Bacon wrote the Shakespeare poems and plays is mountainous & irrefutable-the very obvious problem is that the vast majority of it is not known to the world at large.

The fact and truth that Lord Bacon wrote the Shakespeare does not depend on whether academia and all others with a vested interest for whatever reason won't acknowledge and accept it:

                                                                                  . . .truth is truth
                                                                    To the end of reckoning.
                                                             [Measure for Measure: 5: 1: 49-50]

When Lord Bacon's divine Rosicrucian Brotherhood who were privy to his secret life and writings (then and now) decide to to disclose the full truth about the greatest man who ever lived and his concealed authorship of the Shakespeare poems and plays-the sleepy world will finally wake up. 

I for one am very much looking forward to that glorious day!

 

 

 

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17 minutes ago, A Phoenix said:

When Lord Bacon's divine Rosicrucian Brotherhood who were privy to his secret life and writings (then and now) decide to to disclose the full truth about the greatest man who ever lived and his concealed authorship of the Shakespeare poems and plays-the sleepy world will finally wake up. 

I for one am looking forward to that glorious day!

Me too!

It wouldn't surprise me at all if when the Rosicrucian Brotherhood decides to disclose the Truth, it will be A. Phoenix who presents it to the World in all its fabulous glory! 🙂

 

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I just need to say: on whether Owen's results were duplicated, the article I linked to does report examples where the results were duplicated. https://francisbaconsociety.co.uk/baconiana-journals/baconiana-journals-2007-present/baconiana-vol1-no6/#orville-owens-cipher-wheel. (I know nobody has time to read everything. I don't, either.).
 

 

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1 hour ago, Christie Waldman said:

I just need to say: on whether Owen's results were duplicated, the article I linked to does report examples where the results were duplicated. https://francisbaconsociety.co.uk/baconiana-journals/baconiana-journals-2007-present/baconiana-vol1-no6/#orville-owens-cipher-wheel. (I know nobody has time to read everything. I don't, either.).
 

 

If I read as much as I blab, I’d know a lot more!! Lol

I did look at and skim the article. I will read it later at home. 🙂

 

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8 hours ago, Christie Waldman said:

I just need to say: on whether Owen's results were duplicated, the article I linked to does report examples where the results were duplicated.

I see that. 🙂

My intrigue is real.

Dr. Owen and Mrs. Gallup, both working with more complex ciphers, claim to have found not just simple references to Bacon’s name and authorship of Shakespeare’s works, but elaborate stories that reveal the secrets of Bacon’s life.

In the article at the end:

In short, Dr. Owen’s cipher wheel is waiting for the next generation of Baconian researchers.  Who will take on the challenge and make Mrs. Hovhaness and our dear Virginia Fellows proud?

I wish we had scientific theories on Piercing the Veil. Where does this Knowledge come from? How can it be explained? Can Bacon speak to us 400 years after his death? Where did Bacon acquire his genius? Where does it come from??

Are ciphers the path or the window? Are ciphers even required? Do we merely need to ask to have an answer?

Years before I knew of Bacon in a place I called K-Land that some call the Akashic Records, I was told by some strange voice that "Everything ever known is stored, and accessible." All we need to do is ask.

I'd be willing to bet everything I have that the right person could take an old Aztec obsidian mirror and access the entire Universe past and future. Or draw a picture, or meditate on a flower. 😉

Wheel cipher, Biliteral cipher, Sonnets Pyramid, any kind of intense study, with enough "Will", ALL of Bacon's story is right there in our face for the viewing. That is what I am beginning to believe.

🙂

Call me crazy. LOL

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, Light-of-Truth said:

I see that. 🙂

My intrigue is real.

Dr. Owen and Mrs. Gallup, both working with more complex ciphers, claim to have found not just simple references to Bacon’s name and authorship of Shakespeare’s works, but elaborate stories that reveal the secrets of Bacon’s life.

In the article at the end:

In short, Dr. Owen’s cipher wheel is waiting for the next generation of Baconian researchers.  Who will take on the challenge and make Mrs. Hovhaness and our dear Virginia Fellows proud?

I wish we had scientific theories on Piercing the Veil. Where does this Knowledge come from? How can it be explained? Can Bacon speak to us 400 years after his death? Where did Bacon acquire his genius? Where does it come from??

Are ciphers the path or the window? Are ciphers even required? Do we merely need to ask to have an answer?

Years before I knew of Bacon in a place I called K-Land that some call the Akashic Records, I was told by some strange voice that "Everything ever known is stored, and accessible." All we need to do is ask.

I'd be willing to bet everything I have that the right person could take an old Aztec obsidian mirror and access the entire Universe past and future. Or draw a picture, or meditate on a flower. 😉

Wheel cipher, Biliteral cipher, Sonnets Pyramid, any kind of intense study, with enough "Will", ALL of Bacon's story is right there in our face for the viewing. That is what I am beginning to believe.

🙂

Call me crazy. LOL

 

 

 

 

Just over 120 years ago, this issue of the validity of decoded ciphers was causing division within the Bacon Society, as can be seen from three articles in Baconiana in 1901.

1901_Vol IX New Series_No 33 - 36.pdf

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The Society's decision to withdraw their support for the cipher works of Mrs Gallop and Mr Owens is supported by an article by G C Bompas in the January edition, No. 33 on pages 5-14: The Biliteral Cipher Story. Bompass writes with a sense of self-satisfied superiority, but if you have time to take the challenge, it will test and perhaps strengthen your convictions. E.g.:

The supposed disclosures of Dr. Owen’s and Mrs. Gallup’s books appear, therefore, to be contradicted both by the testi­ mony of history, and by Francis Bacon himself, and may be disregarded.

The same applies to the second article by H Chandler on pages 101-108 of the July edition, No. 35: The Biliteral Cipher Story Examined. Much of the arguments of both articles rests on the minutia of the use of the possessive pronouns, e.g. "Its" and "his".

In the same Baconiana edition for July, 1901, Mrs Constance Pott brilliantly undermines the two preceding arguments in a piece called simply A Reply, pages 109-117

While mentioning Mrs Pott, here is a street view of her London residence at 81 Cornwall Gardens, Queen's Gate in the 1880s-90s. https://www.google.com/maps/place/81+Cornwall+Gardens,+London+SW7+4AZ,+UK/@51.4966219,-0.1853383,3a,75y,173.86h,99.42t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1szLAKHDzeyM3tLd7pirA25g!2e0!7i16384!8i8192!4m9!1m2!2m1!1s81+cornwall+gardens+queens+gate!3m5!1s0x4876055f0754d03f:0x32c6d581d8d05bdc!8m2!3d51.4964683!4d-0.185287!15sCh84MSBjb3Jud2FsbCBnYXJkZW5zIHF1ZWVucyBnYXRlkgERY29tcG91bmRfYnVpbGRpbmfgAQA

Here's another link in connection with Mrs Pott's objections in the late-1880s over the publication of a photolithographic reduction of First Folio 33, which Mrs Pott passionately denounced as being an unfaithful facsimile.

https://collation.folger.edu/2016/12/mysterious-case-of-folger-first-folio-33/

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The Premier of The Comedy of Errors

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The Grand Invitation

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The Golden Chain of Being of his Rosicrucian Brotherhood

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The Grand Invitation

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A very distinguished audience indeed!

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The Golden Chain of Being of his Rosicrucian Brotherhood

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Hi A P. Fabulous slide, and most intriguing...

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The Premier of The Comedy of Errors

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Elizabethan Diaries - 1594

https://folgerpedia.folger.edu/mediawiki/media/images_pedia_folgerpedia_mw/3/3b/ECDbD_1594.pdf

Dec 12: At Gray’s InnAs a preliminary to their Christmas-Shrovetide Revels the law students elected as their ‘Prince of Purpoole’ Henry Helmes, who was ‘very active in dancing and revelling’. Numerous ‘officers and attendants’ were also named, to hold offices similar to those in the royal court (e.g. Master of the Revels), the law-courts, and Parliament.

The ‘Prince’ and other revellers passed by Greenwich Palace on 1 Feb 1595, and were at Whitehall Palace at Shrovetide, March 1595.

The Revels are described in ‘Gesta Grayorum: or, The History of the high and mighty Prince, Henry Prince of Purpoole, Archduke of Stapulia and Bernardia, Duke of High and Nether Holborn, Marquis of St Giles and Tottenham, Count Palatine of Bloomsbury and Clerkenwell, Great Lord of the Cantons of Islington, Kentish Town, Paddington and Knightsbridge, Knight of the most heroical Order of the Helmet, and Sovereign of the same, who reigned and died, A.D.1594’.

[Most details of the Revels are taken from this. Published in 1688. Modern edition: Nichols, Progresses (2014), iii.775-857].

Dec 17,Tues Warrant for £1700 to be paid to Peter van Lore, jeweller, for a pearl chain ordered by the Queen. [SPD].

Dec 20: At Gray’s Inn: the Revels began with a ‘Grand Night’ in Gray’s Inn hall; the ‘Prince of Purpoole’ was enthroned.

Dec 24,Tues Queen’s gift via the Earl of Essex to Antonio Perez: £100 land and £30 in parks. [LPL 650/221].

Christmas: Works made ready ‘the Great Chamber with degrees, halpaces, etc. for the plays and masques at Christmas’.

Dec 26,Thur play, by Lord Chamberlain’s Men.

Dec 28,Sat play, by Lord Admiral’s Men; payees included Edward Alleyn. also Dec 28: play, by Lord Chamberlain’s Men.T
Payees for the two plays by the Lord Chamberlain’s Men: William Kemp, T

William Shakespeare, and Richard Burbage, ‘servants to the Lord Chamberlain’. [This is the only mention of Shakespeare in these Elizabethan accounts].

Also Dec 28: A company of actors played a ‘Comedy of Errors’ at Gray’s Inn at night, as part of the Gray’s Inn Revels:

A second ‘Grand Night’, with many lords and ladies present. There was
‘such a disordered tumult and crowd upon the stage’ that an ‘ambassador’ from the Inner Temple left early with other ‘Templarians’, the only ‘sports’ offered were ‘dancing and revelling with gentlewomen; and after such sports a Comedy of Errors (like to Plautus his Menaechmus) was played by the players. So the night...was ever afterwards called the Night of Errors’.

  The players were ‘a company of base and common fellows’.
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