Brief For Plaintiff;  Bacon Vs. Shakespeare: Bacon vs. Shakespeare by Edwin Reed

Brief For Plaintiff; Bacon Vs. Shakespeare: Bacon vs. Shakespeare

byEdwin Reed

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1891 Excerpt: ... cry, 'Burn the juniper!' They burn some in a plate on the stage, and the heavy smoke fills the air. Certainly, the folk there assembled could scarcely get disgusted at anything, and cannot have had sensitive noses." It may easily be imagined that Bacon, considering his high birth, aristocratic connections, and aspirancy for official honors, and already projecting a vast philosophical reform for the human race, would have shrunk from open alliance with an institution like this. 4. To his confidential friend, Sir Toby Matthew, Bacon was in the habit of sending copies of his books as they came from the press. On one of these occasions he forwards, with an air of mystery and half apologetically, certain works which he describes as the product of his " recreation," called by him, also, curiously, "works of the alphabet," upon which not even Mrs. Pott's critical acumen has been able to throw, from sources other than conjecture, any light. In a letter addressed to Bacon by Matthew while abroad, in acknowledgment of some "great and noble token of favor," we find this sentence: "The most prodigious wit that ever I knew of my nation and of this side of the sea, is of your Lordship's name, though he be known by another." It has been suggested, not without reason, that the "token of favor" sent to Matthew was the folio edition of the Shakespeare Plays, published in 1623. It is certain that Matthew's letter was written subsequently to January 27, 1621. 5. Bacon kept a commonplace book which he called a Promus, now in the archives of the British Museum. It consisted of several large sheets, on which from time to time he jotted down all kinds of suggestive and striking phrases, proverbs, aphorisms, metaphors, and quaint turns of expression, found in the course of his read...

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Title:Brief For Plaintiff; Bacon Vs. Shakespeare: Bacon vs. ShakespeareFormat:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217729193

ISBN - 13:9780217729192

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