Saturday, December 6, 2014

Shakespeare Epistle Dedicatorie Baconian Cipher Turing

57)  Epistle Dedicatorie Baconian Cipher

A recently published Baconian Cipher candidate seems to also be one of the best so far. It is one of those that, in itself, nearly proves Bacon's Authorship of the Shakespeare works. It was found in the second page of The Epistle Dedicatorie in the First Folio, published in 1623. We know that whoever the author or authors were of this Epistle that he/they drew upon the ancient Roman historian Pliny. Near the end of it the researcher realized that the wording was not only suggestive of a possible hidden allusion or cipher but also it didn't really make sense the way it phrased. Here are two of the key sentences:

"And the most, though meanest, of things are made more precious, when they are dedicated in Temples. In that name therefore, we most humbly consecrate to your H.H. these remaines of your servant Shakespeare."

The peculiarity is the use of the word 'name' when the sentence is referring to the word 'Temples'. It would make much more sense if the second sentence began "In that word ..." since 'Temples' isn't a name. It seems that the word 'name' is used to attract attention and invite further scrutiny. So the researcher, being familiar with Baconian and Elizabethan cipher systems, found the following curious anagrams in a perfect symmetrical crossword-like cipher.

First, here's an image of the relevant text: