RoyalCraftiness Posted March 7 Share Posted March 7 (edited) 4 hours ago, Allisnum2er said: Here are some ideas ... The (Death) SONG of the SWAN ? HARP (LYRA) ? I count 287 letters. Interestingly, G is the 80th letter (TTTT) And by playing with the numbers ... S is letter 56 (FR. BACON) W is letter 70 (Sod) A is letter 148 ( WILLIAM TUDOR) N is letter 100 (FRANCIS BACON) SWAN : 56+70+148+100 = 374 374th page of the First Folio : https://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Library/facsimile/book/SLNSW_F1/374/?zoom=850 And talking about the death-song of the Swan and the month of October ... The Shepheardes Calender (1579) That's quite elegant to get the Swan Song coming out of this. I guess we can start to think of Bacon's Swan Song in Sylva Sylvarum as another SS suggestion. I've done quite a bit of this sort of analysis with the text part of the Sylva Sylvarum cover illustartion. Wouldn't hurt if you had a look there also. Another set of eyes...There's a suggestion of the syzygy there, imo. The ratio I feel may have stood out to Bacon is that 223/287=0.777=777/1000 where 1000 is the ten centuries suggestion (SS is a work in ten centuries). Item 777 in century VII concerns what is a better way to chose the "seats of one's dwellings" than what astronomers might offer by their figures. How very a propos to what I am considering... 223 is the periodicity of the Saros cycle in synodic months. Eclipse number 33 in Saros 128 occurred on day 223 in the year, 1561, Bacon was born (an impressive coincidence). 1561 and 1651 are palindromes. They are 5 eclipses apart in that Saros cycle. in 1651 the annular solar eclipse is on day 287. A better way to approximate the date of the eclipse is to use what is called the Inex cycle approximation. The Saros can be roughly estimated by considering the ratio 484/223, the Inex 777/358. Both these ratios come from the continued fraction estimation which allows for the synodic and draconic months to eventually align. 483/223=2.170403587 ; 777/358=2.170391061. The Inex is a bit more precise than the Saros. Anyone looking for coincidences would surely start to observe 223 and 777 appearing. George Stirk was hot on the trail of this eclipse suggestion in 1651. He had apparently worked it out in European alchemical works. The data is here: Solar Saros 128 - Wikipedia The 1651 eclipse path looks like this: It's the starting points (to the left we ought to focus on here. The band of visibility incorporates terrestrial locations that are the first to view this eclipse. They are in Newfoundland and near the Caicos (Great Turk suggestion). If the Southernmost location was on land it would be on an island West of Peru (where Bacon had placed his New Atlantis in his allegory). The red band is where you would see the complete ring of fire of the annular eclipse. The center point shown here is simply the midway point of the region offering perfect visibility. Edited March 7 by RoyalCraftiness 2 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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