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FRANCIS BACON’S PRIVATE MANUSCRIPT NOTEBOOK (KNOWN AS THE PROMUS OF FORMULARIES AND ELEGANCIES) THE SOURCE OF SEVERAL HUNDRED   RESEMBLANCES, CORRESPONDENCES AND PARALLELS FOUND THROUGHOUT HIS SHAKESPEARE POEMS AND PLAYS.

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In ordinary circumstances this contemporary manuscript document named the Promus of Formularies and Elegancies would be well known to every Bacon and Shakespeare scholar and student of English literature around the world. Bacon’s unique private notebook held at the British Library contains a total of 51 leaves numbered pages 83 to 132 all written (apart from some French proverbs) in his own hand. The Folio numbered 85 is headed ‘Promus’ and beneath it appears the date ‘Dec. 5, 1594’ with the Folio numbered 114 headed ‘Formularies Promus’ carrying the date ‘27 Jan. 1595’ (i.e., January 1596).

It contains 1655 entries jotted down as an aid to his memory. The entries include single words, phrases, lines, turns of speech, metaphors, similes, aphorisms, and various moral and philosophical observations. These include entries drawn from the Bible; Latin, French, Italian, Spanish, and English proverbs; and lines and verses from classical poets and dramatists, among them, Virgil, Ovid, Seneca, Horace, and Terence.

This private notebook was used by Bacon as a literary storehouse from where he developed, expanded, and introduced ideas and themes into his acknowledged writings and works. In Shakespeare Studies in Baconian Light R. M. Theobald produced a list of around 500 Promus entries used by Bacon in his acknowledged writings, a number the orthodox scholar Charles Crawford stated could be significantly added to, and following his detailed study of the Promus in The Bacon Shakespeare Question N. B. Cockburn put the number at about 600. More recently, its modern editors Professor Stewart and Dr Knight in The Oxford Francis Bacon: Early Writings 1584-1596 (Oxford Clarendon Press, 2012) specified that during a period of thirty years Bacon utilised these entries in the Promus for usage in a diverse range of categories and genres that included his private letters, speeches, dramatic devices, essays, religio-political tracts, legal writings, and several of his philosophical and scientific works.

In 1883 the indefatigable Baconian scholar Constance M. Pott published her monumental work entitled The Promus of Formularies and Elegancies (Being Private Notes, circ. 1594, hitherto unpublished) by Francis Bacon Illustrated and Elucidated by Passages from Shakespeare. In a work running to more than six hundred pages, Pott reproduced a full transcript of the entries in the Promus alongside hundreds of parallel passages from the Shakespeare poems and plays. This work has remained virtually unknown for the last one hundred and fifty years because it has been systematically ignored and misrepresented by orthodox Bacon and Shakespeare editors and commentators as it manifestly demonstrates that Bacon is Shakespeare.   

Now here for the first time (unknown to or expanded upon by Pott and other previous scholars and commentators) beyond paralleling hundreds of entries from Bacon’s notebook against his Shakespeare poems and plays, the present work will show how these sources used by Bacon, the Bible, Erasmus, Florio (Italian proverbs), Heywood (English proverbs), and especially the classical poets and dramatists Virgil, Ovid, Seneca, Horace, and Terence, completely saturate his Shakespeare works, confirming beyond any doubt that he used his private notebook as an aid-to-memory and wellspring for his divine Shakespeare poems and plays.

 

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Dr Tenison Hints Bacon used his Notebook for the Shakespeare Plays

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Constance Mary Pott,  the Promus and the Parallels in the Shakespeare Works

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2 hours ago, A Phoenix said:

Spedding Fails to Mention Any Links to The Shakespeare Works

#FrancisBacon #Shakespeare #Promus #ShakespeareSources #ShakespeareAuthorship

 

For the full story about ‘Francis Bacon’s Notebook’ see:

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Hi Phoenixes - I just want to say what remarkable work you are doing. Your idea of summarising each new paper as a series of key slides is brilliant. Also, the videos provide another way to access the same information. The source document (academic paper) provides much more detail and is fully referenced. Your slide series, videos and papers are an invaluable resource. As I become more familiar with your work, I've come to recognise the voice of the author, which is never unkind, always well referenced, insightful, often brilliant and sometimes not prepared to suffer fools gladly. 

 

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2 hours ago, A Phoenix said:

Constance Mary Pott,  the Promus and the Parallels in the Shakespeare Works

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You and she would have gotten on famously, don't you think? I'm certain she would approve of your revisiting her work and expanding upon it. Together, your work on the Bacon-Shakespeare Manuscript and the Promus settles the authorship debate in Lord Bacon's favour for anyone with a rational, open mind.

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Pott's Comparative Table of the Parallels Between the Promus and the Shakespeare Works

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The Francis Bacon Society are going to LOVE this!

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Hi Eric,

You always touch us because of your warmth and generosity which says everything about you as a person and what you are: kind, compassionate and humane coupled with a fair, balanced and penetrating mind.

We have tried to adopt (at least our own modern variant of it) Lord Bacon's sublime instruction regarding Methods of Delivery for the purposes of reaching as wide an audience as possible in bringing to the attention public this great incomparable man and what he bequeathed to humankind and the debt owed to him by humanity in perpetuity. 

In order do so (as you rightly point out) we have tried to deliver knowledge and information about the Great One in different ways in order to suit the taste of the reader either through academic papers with a synospis, videos with a trailer, slide shows on B'Hive, as well as utilising a range of Social Media Platforms. 

We also have other important plans and projects in the pipeline which we hope will come to fruition in due course.

Thank you for all your kindness and support which makes all the hard work so much more worthwhile. 

 

 

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17 minutes ago, Eric Roberts said:

You and she would have gotten on famously, don't you think? I'm certain she would approve of your revisiting her work and expanding upon it. Together, your work on the Bacon-Shakespeare Manuscript and the Promus settles the authorship debate in Lord Bacon's favour for anyone with a rational, open mind.

I forgot to mention "FRANCIS BACON AND HIS EARLIEST SHAKESPEARE PLAY HAMLET" (which - somehow - you are managing to post concurrently with your new work on the Promus!)

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Hi Eric,

We absolutely love and adore Constance M. Pott (a child prodigy and everyone who knew her said she was adorable), who when she was alive knew more about Lord Bacon and his authorship of the Shakesperare works than anyone else on the planet. As founder of the Francis Bacon Society together with her voluminous writings her contribution to the Baconian scholarship is immense and awe-inspiring. I often think of her when I am writing my comparatively modest contributions and feel honoured that we able to add something to her monumental pioneering work on the Promus.  I agree with you I think we would have got on famously. 

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                                                                                                   HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRANCIS BACON

                                  CONCEALED AUTHOR OF THE SHAKESPEARE WORKS, SECRET FOUNDING FATHER OF THE ROSICRUCIAN-FREEMASONRY

                                  BROTHERHOOD AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, HIGH PRIEST OF THE WORLD, AND THE GREATEST OF ALL MEN.

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Hi Eric,

We absolutely love and adore Constance M. Pott (a child prodigy and everyone who knew her said she was adorable), who when she was alive knew more about Lord Bacon and his authorship of the Shakesperare works than anyone else on the planet. As founder of the Francis Bacon Society together with her voluminous writings her contribution to the Baconian scholarship is immense and awe-inspiring. I often think of her when I am writing my comparatively modest contributions and feel honoured that we able to add something to her monumental pioneering work on the Promus.  I agree with you I think we would have got on famously. 

I think I speak for all of us in saying: "comparatively modest contributions" - piffle! Substantial and timeless contributions would be more like it. A student of high distinction of the Great One, no less.

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1 hour ago, A Phoenix said:

                                                                                                   HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRANCIS BACON

                                  CONCEALED AUTHOR OF THE SHAKESPEARE WORKS, SECRET FOUNDING FATHER OF THE ROSICRUCIAN-FREEMASONRY

                                  BROTHERHOOD AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, HIGH PRIEST OF THE WORLD, AND THE GREATEST OF ALL MEN.

He often referred to his "Genius" as if he was merely the recipient of inspirations from a sacred and eternal source. Yet his earthly personality seems to have possessed the ability to empathise with the lowest and the low and the highest of the high. He 'comprehended' all conditions of human nature.

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