Hermes Stella; Or, Notes and Jottings Upon the Bacon Cipher

Hermes Stella; Or, Notes and Jottings Upon the Bacon Cipher

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...are introduced, the effort is to suggest by induction the year 1616. In a critical examination of page 53 (bis) false for 55 of the 1640 "Advancement of Learning," the first thing that strikes us is to find Bacon's name in the margin, as identified with the case of the Duke de Guise in these words, which we reproduce in facsimile: --"This was likewise the portion of that noble Prince, howso"ever, transported with ambition, Henry Bake of Guise, of whom "it was usually said that he was the greatest usurer in all France s Pmn "because that all his wealth was in names, and that he had turned B"' "his whole estate into obligations. But the admiration of this "Prince whilst I represent him to myself not as Alexander the "Great, but as Aristotle's scholar, hath perchance carried me too "far.' The first thing that struck us in this passage was to find Bacon's name exactly against the 23rd and 35th words in italics from the top of the page, viz., "that" and "his." But we were more astonished when we found "all his wealth was in names" the 34th, 35th, 36th, 37th, 38th, 39th words in italics, and the 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110th words all counted. Because as there are 35, 36 plays in the Folio Catalogue and (with "Troilus and Cressida") body of the work, we were astonished to find these words "all his wealth," also the 105, 106 and 107th all counted. Upon page 105 Poetry commences; upon page 106 Dramatical Poetry is first opened; upon page 107, Stage-plays, and the Stage with Dramatical Poetry, are again introduced. These 2 pages 106 107 are the only two pages in the entire work of 500 pages where the Drama, Stage plays are discussed more

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