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TRANSLATION OF E.K.RAND

XVII

On the same most Eloquent Man.

Let Utility look on him,1

oh ye of better learning,2

but add a bit of Ithaca, thou forger of tales,3

and then thou shalt have all.4

                                            E. F. OF KING’S COLLEGE (CAMBRIDGE).

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1. or ‘take notice;’the idea is, let utilitas be reckoned as one of Bacon’s characteristics.

2. moniti meliora, i. e. doctiores, men of understanding.

3 Ulysses is here addressed. Fandi fictor is applied to him in Virgil, AEn. ix. 602.

4. i. e. with the capacity for useful learning, Bacon unites a sprightly imagination

 

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5 hours ago, A Phoenix said:

TRANSLATION OF E.K.RAND

XVII

On the same most Eloquent Man.

Let Utility look on him,1

oh ye of better learning,2

but add a bit of Ithaca, thou forger of tales,3

and then thou shalt have all.4

                                            E. F. OF KING’S COLLEGE (CAMBRIDGE).

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1. or ‘take notice;’the idea is, let utilitas be reckoned as one of Bacon’s characteristics.

2. moniti meliora, i. e. doctiores, men of understanding.

3 Ulysses is here addressed. Fandi fictor is applied to him in Virgil, AEn. ix. 602.

4. i. e. with the capacity for useful learning, Bacon unites a sprightly imagination

 

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The Memoriae is new to me and fascinating in its references to Bacon as Shakespeare. Dawkins interpretation of the two monuments and the woolsack is further evidence of the tampering of evidence conspiracy. That there is mention that the first monument would show in time the truth makss one wonder what happened to it. I feel Garrick was someone who knew the answers but chose to continue the conspiracy. That it should be continued as a matter of honour I find difficult to believe after so many years and gives rise to the possibility of an underlying threat to those who may hit on the secret of its exposure. 

Another question that would give the Monument explanation far greater strength is that if there is no evidence that Wm Shaksper was a Mason or Rosicrucian then it would leave Bacon, as both, as the single choice of the figure Masonic poses in both Monuments.

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TRANSLATION OF FATHER WILLIAM A. SUTTON

18.

ON THE DEATH OF THE MOST LEARNED AND NOBLE

FRANCIS, LORD VERULAM, VISCOUNT ST. ALBANS.

 The day-star of the Muses has set before his hour! the special care and special grief, alas! of the Clarion1 God has perished, Bacon, thy darling, O! Nature! and the world’s; the special sorrow of death itself, which is a marvel. Why was not cruel fate willing to allow herself liberty? Death would be willing to spare, but fate refused. Melpomene rebuking would not endure this; and addressed the dire goddesses in these words:-Atropos, never before truly cruel; take the whole world, only give me back my Phoebus. Ah! woe is me! neither heaven, nor death, nor the muse O Bacon! nor my prayers prevented your doom.2

 

1. Claros, a small town on the Ionian coast with a celebrated temple and oracle of Apollo, surnamed Clarius.

2. This poem from beginning to end affords the strongest support to the Baconian theory. Bacon is called “the day-star of the Muses.” He is the chief care and grief of Apollo, their leader, god of poetry, music, &c. Melpomene above all is concerned for him. Now Melpomene, the songstress, is the muse of tragedy, and Shakespeare compared with himself even, is supreme, unapproachable in tragedy. The muse of tragedy recognises this and calls him, not her disciple or votary-no matter how excelling-but her Phoebus, her god. Such was Bacon to the poetic eye of the scholar who wrote this elegy, and such and so much space did he fill in the eyes of many other contemporaries-some represented by these memorials. No doubt Melpomene or any muse need not always stand for the goddess of that department of poetry she is usually entrusted with. Horace certainly speaks of Melpomene as goddess of poets generally, but this does not lessen at all the force of the testimony here supplied.

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TRANSLATION OF WILLARD PARKER

XVIII

ON THE DEATH OF THE MOST LEARNED AND

NOBLEST OF MEN, FRANCIS LORD VERULAM,

VISCOUNT OF ST. ALBAN.

Fallen alas! ere his time is the noble Day-star of the Muses.1

 Perished alas! is the sorrow and care of the great God of Claros.2

 Bacon, the darling of Nature, and of the world too; but strangest,

 Of Death itself, special sorrow. Death would have spared him but Destiny

 Cruelly claimed him. Melpomene,3 chiding, spake thus unto Atropos4

 “Never before wast thou heartless! Take the world, give back my Phoebus!” 5

 Ah me! alas! neither Heaven, Death, nor the Muse, Oh! my Bacon,

 Nay, nor my prayers, were availing to bar thy fate melancholy!

 

1. Goddesses of Poetry.

2. An Ionian town noted for the temple and oracle of Apollo or Phoebus, leader of the Muses.

3. Muse of Tragedy.

4. One of the three Fates-the severer of the thread of human life.

5. Apollo.

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TRANSLATION OF THE BACON SOCIETY

[ELEGY 18]

On the death of the man most eminent in literature and the most

honourable lord, Francis Bacon, Viscount St. Alban.

“He died too soon, who bore the Muses’ light,

Great Claros’ god a grievous sorrow owned:

 BACON, thou, Nature and Mankind’s delight,

 By Death himself art, passing strange, bemoaned.

 What license to her will did Fate not grant?

 For she, though Death would spare, ordained the grave

 Wherefore Melpomene intolerant

 Unto the goddess Fate her pleading gave:

 ‘Ah! Atropos, that dost the earth and air

 Hold in thy palm, give thou my Phoebus back.’

 Alas! nor Heaven, nor Earth, nor Muse, nor Prayer

 Of mine could stem, O BACON, Fate’s attack.

 

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TRANSLATION OF E.K.RAND

XVIII

On the Death of the Most Cultured, and, too, Most

Noble Man, Francis Lord Verulam,

Viscount St. Alban.1

The Day star of the Muses hath fallen ere his time! Fallen ah me, is the very care and sorrow of the Clarian god,2 thy darling, Nature, and the world’s-Bacon: aye-passing strange-the grief of very Death. What privilege did not the cruel Destiny3claim? Death would fain spare, and yet she would it not. Melpomene, chiding, would not suffer it, and spake these words to the stern goddesses: “Never was Atropos truly heartless before now; keep thou all the world, only give my Phoebus back.” Ah me, alas! nor Heaven nor Death nor the Muse, oh Bacon, nor my prayers could bar the fates.

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1. Translated into German by Cantor, p. xv.

2. Phoebus is meant.

3. Parca.

 

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TRANSLATION OF WILLARD PARKER

XVIII

ON THE DEATH OF THE MOST LEARNED AND

NOBLEST OF MEN, FRANCIS LORD VERULAM,

VISCOUNT OF ST. ALBAN.

Fallen alas! ere his time is the noble Day-star of the Muses.1

 Perished alas! is the sorrow and care of the great God of Claros.2

 Bacon, the darling of Nature, and of the world too; but strangest,

 Of Death itself, special sorrow. Death would have spared him but Destiny

 Cruelly claimed him. Melpomene,3 chiding, spake thus unto Atropos4

 “Never before wast thou heartless! Take the world, give back my Phoebus!” 5

 Ah me! alas! neither Heaven, Death, nor the Muse, Oh! my Bacon,

 Nay, nor my prayers, were availing to bar thy fate melancholy!

 

1. Goddesses of Poetry.

2. An Ionian town noted for the temple and oracle of Apollo or Phoebus, leader of the Muses.

3. Muse of Tragedy.

4. One of the three Fates-the severer of the thread of human life.

5. Apollo.

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Hi A Phoenix,

Did anyone notice the two possible messages concealed in acrostic by Willard Parker ?

F. BACON PeN

or

F. BACON Perished ? Nay !

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3 minutes ago, Allisnum2er said:

Hi A Phoenix,

Did anyone notice the two possible messages concealed in acrostic by Willard Parker ?

F. BACON PeN

or

F. BACON Perished ? Nay !

😊

That did catch my eye and led me to plan to look at all the Latin eulogies for acrostics and number ciphers sometime. 😉

I would expect that has been done already.

 

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5 minutes ago, Light-of-Truth said:

That did catch my eye and led me to plan to look at all the Latin eulogies for acrostics and number ciphers sometime. 😉

I would expect that has been done already.

 

Hi Rob,

I was sure that you had noticed it ! 😊

In passing, I see 93 words. 😉

Did you find another acrostics concealed by Willard Parker ?

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TRANSLATION OF FATHER WILLIAM A. SUTTON

19.

ON THE DEATH OF THE SAME.

 If you will claim, O Bacon! as much as you have given to the world and to the muses, or if you mean to be a creditor, love, the world, the muses, Jove’s treasury, prayers, heaven, poetry, incense, grief will stop payment;3 what can the arts do, or envied4 antiquity? At length envy may cease. It is necessary, O Bacon! that you should kindly submit and remain a creditor, ah! nature has not wherewithal to repay you.

3. Conturbabit. Cf. Sic Pedo conturbat, Matho deficit, so Pedo stops payment, Matho fails.- Juv. vii.

4. Invidiosa, here means envied, not envious, Cf. Maecenas nostrae spes invidiosa juventae, Maecenas the envied hope of our youth.-Prop. II. i. 83. We need no longer envy antiquity its literary greatness, since we have Bacon’s works.

 

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TRANSLATION OF WILLARD PARKER

XIX

ON THE DEATH OF THE SAME.

If thou wilt reckon Oh! Bacon what to mankind thou hast given;

 If to the world and the Muses,1

creditor thou art remaining;

Love and Jove’s2

treasury, prayers, poetry, incense, the universe,

Heaven, the Muses1

and sorrow never can balance the reckoning;

 What can the arts then avail us?-envied no more are the ancients.

 Therefore relent thee, Oh! Bacon; still to the world remain creditor;

Nature, alas! in her storehouse, hath not the wealth to repay thee.

1. Goddesses of Poetry and Art.

2. King of the gods.

 

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TRANSLATION OF THE BACON SOCIETY

[ELEGY 19]

Wilt tell how much to Man and Muse thou’st given,

 BACON? if still their creditor thou’dst lief

Remain, then will there jostle Love, World, Heaven,

 Muses, Jove’s treasures, Prayer, Odes, Incense, Grief-

 What can the Arts, or what invidious Age?

 Envy at length her dart aside may lay,

 And thou may’st, blessed, linger here, O sage,

 Nature can ne’er to thee her debt repay.”

 

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TRANSLATION OF E.K.RAND

XIX

On the Death of the Same.

If thou shalt review how much thou hast given to the world and to the Muses, Bacon; if thou shouldst care to be a creditor, then love, the world, the Muses, Jove’s secrets, prayers, Heaven, songs, incense and grief will confound the score.1 What can art avail, and what the envious age? It is vouchsafed at last that envy should cease to be.2 So Bacon, thou must needs preserve thy state and keep thy happy lot.3 Ah, Nature has naught to pay thee.

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1. Conturbabit is not as Meurer says (p. 104) used for conturbabitur, but as in the sense of Catullus’conturbabimus illa (v. 11).

2. Envy cannot hope to aspire to achievements like Bacon’s.

3. i. e. let things stand as they are-do not attempt such a reckoning

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TRANSLATION OF FATHER WILLIAM A. SUTTON

20.

ON THE DEATH OF THE SAME, ETC.

 If none but the worthy should mourn your death, O Bacon! none, trust me, none will there be. Lament now sincerely, O Clio! and sisters of Clio, ah! the tenth muse and the glory of the choir has perished. Ah! never before has Apollo himself been truly unhappy! Whence will there be another to love him so? Ah! he is no longer going to have the full number; and unavoidable is it now for Apollo to be content with nine muses.

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TRANSLATION OF WILLARD PARKER

XX

ON THE DEATH OF THE SAME, ETC.

If but the worthy lament thee, then-then believe me, O Bacon,

There will be none who are mourners. Clio1 and sisters of Clio,2

Weep ye now truly, ye Muses; fallen is the Tenth,4 your choir’s glory.

Never before has Apollo3 bowed his head truly in sorrow;

When shall there e’er be another who with such full heart shall love him.

Never again be your number full and complete as aforetime,-

Now must Apollo3 content him with the Nine Muses-nine only!4

 

1. Muse of History

2. Sister Muses.

3. Leader of the Muses.

4. A wonderful tribute to Bacon as a poet - the tenth Muse!

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TRANSLATION OF THE BACON SOCIETY

[ELEGY 20]

On the death of the same.

“If, BACON, none may mourn thy death but he

 Who’s worthy, surely there’ll no mourner be.

 But weep, weep, Clio! with thy Sister’s bland,

 Fall’n is the Tenth Muse, Flower of thy band.

 Ah! ne’er Apollo knew true grief before.

 How can he, loving, be indifferent?

 He must with Muses nine himself content,

 Ill-pleased their number cannot be one more.”

 

 

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TRANSLATION OF E.K.RAND

XX

On the Death of the Same, etc.

If only the worthy, Bacon, shall lament thy fate, ah none will do it, there’ll be none, believe

me, there’ll be none.

Weep ye now truly, Clio, and Clio’s sisters.1 Ah, fallen is the tenth Muse, the glory of the choir.

Ah never really was Apollo himself unhappy before! When shall he ever gain another so to

love him? Ah me! the full number he shall have no more: now must Apollo be content with

nine Muses.

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1. This poet seems to have been reading Ovid’s Art of Love, i. 27, Clio Cliusque sorores.

 

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TRANSLATION OF FATHER WILLIAM A. SUTTON

21.

CONSOLATORY POEM TO BOTH UNIVERSITIES.

 If my prayers with yours O Sisters! had prevailed (ah! our plaintive song comes before its time), the contest of our love would not be ambiguous (sometimes too in love there lurks affectionate strife), we should be in possession of our tears and of thee, Apollo,5 the darling, learned Bacon of your native land. What more could nature or worth produce? Thence have you put forth the fruit of your undying name. When the best critics of our age read your works, they kept vowing that it was fitting that you alone should express yourself. To grant him to us and to you (sisters) the excessively dire goddesses have refused (ah! why are they so seldom willing to make concession?). He deserved heaven, but that he should yet a little while tarry on earth, what prayers are too importunate considering his worth? O happy fate! since it is not a fault but highly and auspiciously creditable to lament your death, O Bacon! Restrain at length your just tears and wailings, sisters; he cannot all enter the sad funeral pyre. He was ours and yours: thence a contest ensued, and which of our loves be the greater is uncertain. Our grief and yours is mutual; so vast a catastrophe could not be confined to one place.

 WILLIAM LOE, TRINITY COLLEGE.

5. Apollo, god of poetry, music, &c., is here identified with Bacon.

 

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TRANSLATION OF WILLARD PARKER

XXI

A POEM OF CONDOLENCE TO BOTH UNIVERSITIES.1

If but my prayers Oh! ye Sisters, joined unto yours had prevailed,

 (Ah! premature our complaining), never in vain were loves’ strivings;

 Even as love oft concealeth strife-seeds of rival affections;2

 Then by our tears we had gained thee, Bacon, the Learned-Apollo-3

 Ever thy fatherland’s darling. What more could nature or virtue?

 Thereby the fruit hast thou given,- Meed of thy great name undying

 When all our wisest ones read thee, vowed they that unto thee solely,

Fitted the power to speak ever. Goddesses4 stern have refused him

 Both unto you and to usward. Ah! why so seldom concede they

 Aught to the longing of mortals. Worthy was he of the heavens,

 Yet are our prayers not importunate, craving that here he might tarry.

 Oh! happy fate, since to mourn thee is but a joyful eulogium;

Stay your just wailings, ye sisters; know that we cannot all enter

 In the sad pyre of his funeral. He was both yours and ours ever.

 Strife there arose then betwixt us,2 doubting which love was the greater.

 Your grief and ours are now common. Such a tremendous catastrophe

 Could not descend from the heavens down upon one single earthspot.

                                                WILLIAM LOE,

                                                              Trinity College.5

1. Oxford and Cambridge.

2. Refers to the rivalry between the two Universities.

3. Master of the Muses.

4. The Fates who cut off his thread untimely.

5. Cambridge. College of Henry VIII where Bacon attended and studied under Whitgift at the instance of Queen Elizabeth.

 

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TRANSLATION OF THE BACON SOCIETY

[ELEGY 21]

An Address of Consolation to the Two Universities.

“O sisters! had our mutual prayers availed

 (But ah! our plaint has come before its day),

Between us there would be a strife in love,

 For rivalry in love is oft concealed.

 We each would win our friend back by our tears,

 Thee, Bacon, true Apollo that thou art!

 Thy country’s Darling! What could Nature show,

 Or Virtue’s store produce, greater than THOU?

 From Nature and from Virtue hast thou drawn

Perpetual fruits of thine immortal Name-

When wisest men first studied thy works

 They swore that thou alone wast fit to speak.

Too long the fatal three have let him stay,

 A self-denial they not oft permit-

He sure was worthy Heaven, but is it sin

 To pray that such a man as he should still remain?

 How happy is our lot! it is no crime

 But rather our good fortune and our crown

 That we did know thee, and can mourn thy death.

 Ye sisters cease your tears and sad laments,

The funeral pyre cannot contain him all.

 Both yours and ours he was; hence comes the rivalry-

 Which of us two bears him the greater love?

 Our grief is common. Could so great a ruin

 Fall to the ground? Or could it only lie

 On one small spot? Surely this could not be.”

-William Loe, Trin. Coll.

[Baconiana, Vol. V, New Series, No. 18, April 1897, pp. 103-109]

 

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