The London Quarterly and Holborn Review Volume 69

The London Quarterly and Holborn Review Volume 69

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...be seen by a lady. The female doctors have not, however, ventured into these regions. 1n the beginning of this year there were I8,009 doctors practising in Russia, of whom 550 were women. Of the latter the largest number were settled in St. Petershurg and Moscow. Some were in Government cities; onlya few in the country, none had ventured into the distant provinces of the empire. Nonrn AuanrcAn Rsvuzw (July).--Ignatius Donnelly contributes two strange articles on " The Shakespeare Myth," of which the second appears this month. He professes to have discovered a cipher which proves that Francis Bacon wrote the plays. One paragraph is so characteristic that we may quote it: --" I cannot at this time give the rule of the cipher; I hope to have my book in the hands of the printer in two or three months, and satisfy fully the expectation of the world; but I can give enough, I trust, to convince any one, not absolutely steeped to the lips in ignorance and prejudice, that the composition is artificial and not natural; that it is gnarled, compressed, condensed, with its weight of compact thought; and that itis twisted to conform to the requirements of a mathematical cipher." The bad taste of this paragraph is evident enough. Mr. Donnelly actually presumes to say in reference to one couplet: "This may perhaps sound natural enough to the reader, but I, who know how almost every word has been forced in to make up part of 9. cipher sentence, can see the lines of the mortar in the awkward masonry." If he is nght, the plays are not worth discussion. That the works of our great English classic should be the mere jumble of a. cipher-maker is an insult to the intelligence of all generations. Mr. Donnelly whitewashes Bacon...show more

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  • Paperback | 166 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 308g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236962923
  • 9781236962928