SONNET NO. 125
Were't aught to me I bore the canopy
With my extern the outward honouring
Or laid great bases for eternity?
Which proves more short, then? Waste or ruining?
Have I not seen dwellers on form and favour
For compound sweet, foregoing simple savour?
Lose all, and more by paying too much rent?
Pitiful thrivers, in their gazing spent.
No, let me be obsequious in thy heart,
And take my oblation poor but free
Which is not mixed with seconds, knows no art,
But mutual render, only me for thee.
Hence thou suborn'd informer! A true soul
When most impeached stand's least in thy control.
This sonnet contains absolute conclusive evidence that it
was not written by Will Shakspere but by Francis Bacon. It is
addressed by Bacon to King James. Shakspere did not write
this sonnet for the following reasons. The writer of this
sonnet writes that he had borne the " canopy". A canopy ig
a covering of state held over the head of a King. Bacon as
Lord Chancellor would be one of the persons bearing the canopy over the head of the King who was the head of the State. How can this possibly apply to the actor Shakspere who had nothing whatever to do with Royalty?
In the third line the writer of this sonnet says that he has
laid great bases for eternity. Will Shakspere never laid great
bases for anything but Francis Bacon did by means of his
great instauration, his complete philosophic system which he
designed to establish science, education and ethics upon a new
basis and by applied science to educate the common people and
to interpret nature from an ethical point of view. He writes
of people flattering others and seeking their favour, losing
everything of value by gazing on things out of their reach.
Bacon writes that he wishes to be obsequious (obedient and
dutiful) to his King and to take his oblation (sacrifice) which is
not " mixed with seconds " (inferior qualities) but is offered
freely. He refers to the sacrifice that he made by pleading
guilty to false charges to save the King and Buckingham as
appears by a letter which he wrote to the King: " I have ever
been your man and now making myself an obligation to do with
me as may best conduce to the favour of your justice, your mercy and the use of your service, resting as clay in Your Majesty's hands." This sonnet ends: " Hence thou suborn'd informer." A suborn'd informer is a man who has been bribed to falsely inform against another man and is clearly a reference to John Churchill who, instigated by Sir Edward Coke, brought false charges of bribery against Bacon which were the cause of Bacon's fall. Bacon writes: "A true soul when most impeached stands least in your control."
The writer of this sonnet tells us that he had been impeached,
so Shakspere did not write this sonnet because he could never
have been impeached for he was a commoner. An impeachment
only applies to the arraignmente of a public official before a tribunal on a charge of malfeasance in office. Shakspere was never a public official but Bacon was as Lord Chancellor, which proves that Bacon wrote this sonnet and not Shakspere.