Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Bacon's Signature Ciphers in Shakespeare -30- Lear-2


The early Baconian researchers that found this compared it to the earlier quarto and did not find the same pattern, as if this folio page was rearranged to produce the peculiar counts. The only speaking character in the play that is called “Knight” is in this column. This character has 5 speeches. The first two of the 5 speeches have the Italicized spelling of ‘Knigh’. Then for the last three times, it is spelled ‘Knight’, ‘Knigh’, and lastly ‘Knight’. This shows an inconsistency with two of the spellings using a last “t”. Perhaps this was to enable a line count of ‘33’ in those two lines?

Also, we now look at all the full lines (the ones that run to the margin) in the second column that  begin with an italicized character name. There are 13 of these lines prior to the ones containing the Bacon code syllables. The total number of Character name letters in these first 13 lines of the second column total 54 and the last 4 full lines (with the candidate coded name) total 21 letters, the difference being 33. Then also, the total letter count of the last words in the same first 13 full lines (that begin with a Italicized character name) totals 47 while the total for the last 4 lines totals 14, again with a difference of 33. Over all, these multiple counts of the significant number 33 (“Bacon” in Simple alphabet) along with the closeness of Bacon’s name as “Sir France is bee Con”, and the significant # 287, appears to be beyond coincidence.  

Here are the column two line tallies:
Line #  of Letters   Italicized Char. Ltrs.    Last Word Letters
  2            36                       4                                  3
  5            35                       4                                  4
  7            38                       4                                  5
 13           38                       4                                  2
 15           41                       4                                  1
 21           29                       4                                11
 26           40                       4                                  1
 31           32                       4                                  7
 34           39                       4                                  2
 40           34                       4                                  4
 43           36                       5                                  4
 44           35                       4                                  1
 46           39                       5                                  2
Totals    472                     54                                47

Second Column Section B
Line #  # of Letters   Italicized Char. Ltrs.    Last Word Letters Name Syllable
  49           33                      6                                  2                                 “is”
  56           33                      5                                  3                                 “bee”
  59           33                      4                                  3                                 “Con”
  65           33                      6                                  6                                 “ France”
Totals     132                    21                                14

Some of this analysis is taken from a researcher named (or going by the name of) Joel Dias-Porter.
He also mentions that although these 5 syllables can be rearranged to make up other words, they can’t seem to be arranged into another coherent sentence.

This signature candidate is another that was not reviewed by the Friedmans in their book, despite its appeal and popularity among Baconians. Maybe his interest was primarily with ciphers with which a probability could be assigned and not with codes or word puzzles where such a probability wasn’t accessible. Or maybe he just never came across it.

Next we’ll look at some more instances of the significant number of 33.

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