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JONATHAN SWIFT UNLOCKS A SHAKESPEAREAN DOOR

by Professor Pierre Henrion / 1976_Baconiana_No.176(1)

See pages 49 - 69

1976_Baconiana_No.176(1).pdf

Not very long before the Travels were published (1726) the question arose whether or not to obey the sacred orders coming from the past, that is make public or not “The Truth” about Francis. Probably for political reasons, the advocates of burying it till Doomsday prevailed. Swift, the great admirer of Lord Bacon, must have been among those who balked and shied. It may be thought that his attitude was one of the reasons why he was always denied a much coveted bishopric. The project, later realised, of erecting an expiatory monument at Westminster did not satisfy him. To appease his conscience he thought of using the spelling trick in his book, almost openly giving hints, simplified examples and even suggestive draw­ ings. Very astutely he avoided representing the real machine with its disks, for which too risky disclosure he would not have been forgiven by his friends. Now his secret wish is fulfilled, the Baconian spelling-game is exploded.

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A few facsimile images and a brief description of the original edition:

https://www.bl.uk/collection-items/first-edition-of-gullivers-travels-1726

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One of the many targets of Swift’s satire is the Royal Society and its obsession with achieving scientific progress through empirical experimentation (as championed by Francis Bacon and Isaac Newton). In Part 3 (‘A Voyage to Laputa’) Gulliver visits ‘the grand Academy of Lagado’ where he meets scientists, or ‘projectors’, and learns about their far-fetched schemes, which include: ‘a project for extracting Sun-Beams out of cucumbers’ (p. 63); construction of a machine capable of spelling out ‘a complete Body of all Arts and Sciences’ (pp. 71–74) a contraption not dissimilar to early prototypes of the computer; and a project to ‘shorten discourse’, with the aim of ‘entirely abolishing all Words whatsoever’ to create a ‘Universal language’ (pp. 75–79).[1]

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Eric (or anyone who can answer), I have a question. What does this mean?? "Brother Will, still widely called Master Will even by the ignorant..."

"Brother Will, still widely called Master Will even by the ignorant, must have been glad when he found a man called William with an uncertain surname (Shagspur? Shaxper? etc.) which could easily be turned, for the benefit of the public, into the more Palladian Shakespeare."

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10 hours ago, Eric Roberts said:

JONATHAN SWIFT UNLOCKS A SHAKESPEAREAN DOOR

by Professor Pierre Henrion / 1976_Baconiana_No.176(1)

See pages 49 - 69

1976_Baconiana_No.176(1).pdf 2.94 MB · 4 downloads

Not very long before the Travels were published (1726) the question arose whether or not to obey the sacred orders coming from the past, that is make public or not “The Truth” about Francis. Probably for political reasons, the advocates of burying it till Doomsday prevailed. Swift, the great admirer of Lord Bacon, must have been among those who balked and shied. It may be thought that his attitude was one of the reasons why he was always denied a much coveted bishopric. The project, later realised, of erecting an expiatory monument at Westminster did not satisfy him. To appease his conscience he thought of using the spelling trick in his book, almost openly giving hints, simplified examples and even suggestive draw­ ings. Very astutely he avoided representing the real machine with its disks, for which too risky disclosure he would not have been forgiven by his friends. Now his secret wish is fulfilled, the Baconian spelling-game is exploded.

There are a few copies left online of Prof Henrion's 1962 book, which I think is bilingual... https://www-amazon-fr.translate.goog/Jonathan-Gulliver-confesses-Gullivers-bilingue/dp/B0014VDB5U?_x_tr_sl=fr&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc

 

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Thank you Eric ! 🙏❤️ I did not know anything about the link between Gulliver's Travel and Bacon !!! Wow !

And as I said, I do not believe in Coincidence.

My research recently brought me back to the "Belly".

The "Belly" is in the MIDDLE of the Body.

(Mediocria firma)

And what do we find right in the MIDDLE of the Titlepage of the first Edition of Gulliver's Travel published in 1726 ?

https://www.bl.uk/collection-items/first-edition-of-gullivers-travels-1726

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VENTR(E) is the French word for Belly !!!

And interestingly enough ...

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74 = WILLIAM = TUDOR (Simple cipher)

100 = FRANCIS BACON (Simple cipher)

 

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10 minutes ago, Allisnum2er said:

Thank you Eric ! 🙏❤️ I did not know anything about the link between Gulliver's Travel and Bacon !!! Wow !

And as I said, I do not believe in Coincidence.

My research recently brought me back to the "Belly".

The "Belly" is in the MIDDLE of the Body.

(Mediocria firma)

And what do we find right in the MIDDLE of the Titlepage of the first Edition of Gulliver's Travel published in 1726 ?

https://www.bl.uk/collection-items/first-edition-of-gullivers-travels-1726

image.png.f62f8ac93d55e386fb735ee5d9962305.png

VENTR(E) is the French word for Belly !!!

And interestingly enough ...

image.png.00d018c566ea120a43c410fde373cb24.png

74 = WILLIAM = TUDOR (Simple cipher)

100 = FRANCIS BACON (Simple cipher)

 

GULLIVER is 100 Simple and 100 Reverse cipher. 100 K1 cipher as well.

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On 1/2/2023 at 6:53 PM, Eric Roberts said:

JONATHAN SWIFT UNLOCKS A SHAKESPEAREAN DOOR

by Professor Pierre Henrion / 1976_Baconiana_No.176(1)

See pages 49 - 69

1976_Baconiana_No.176(1).pdf 2.94 MB · 7 downloads

Not very long before the Travels were published (1726) the question arose whether or not to obey the sacred orders coming from the past, that is make public or not “The Truth” about Francis. Probably for political reasons, the advocates of burying it till Doomsday prevailed. Swift, the great admirer of Lord Bacon, must have been among those who balked and shied. It may be thought that his attitude was one of the reasons why he was always denied a much coveted bishopric. The project, later realised, of erecting an expiatory monument at Westminster did not satisfy him. To appease his conscience he thought of using the spelling trick in his book, almost openly giving hints, simplified examples and even suggestive draw­ ings. Very astutely he avoided representing the real machine with its disks, for which too risky disclosure he would not have been forgiven by his friends. Now his secret wish is fulfilled, the Baconian spelling-game is exploded.

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Excellent work!

It's amazing how this demonstrates the entire Bacon-Shakespeare investigation.

While these two investigations both affirm Bacon’s ‘presence’ in [TITLE], [NAME1] and [NAME2] approach the subject very differently – [NAME1] as a master-coder and [NAME2] as a literary detective.

As if looking at this tiny piece gives a picture of the whole.

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