SONNET NO. 136
If thy soul check thee that I come so near,
Swear to thy blind soul that I was thy will,
And will thy soul knows is admitted there,
Thus far for love, my love suit sweet fulfil,
Will will fulfill the treasure of thy love,
Ifill it full with wills and my will one,
In things of great receipt with ease we prove,
Among a number one is reckon'd none.
Then in the number-let me pass untold.
Though in thy stores account one must be,
For nothing hold me-so it please thee hold,
That nothing me-a some-thing sweet to thee,
Make but my name thy love, and love that still,
And then thou lovest me, for my name is will.
Note the repetition of the following words, we find-will, will, will, will, will, will, soul, soul, soul, love, love, love, love, love,
my name, my name, number, number, nothing, nothing, fulfil fulfil, hold, hold.
If thy soul (spirit) check (restrains) thee that I come so near swear to thy blind soul that I was thy will (desire) and will
(desire) thy soul knows is admitted there thus far for love my
love suit (courtship) sweet. Fulfil (complete) will (desire) will
fulfil (complete) the treasure of thy love, ay fill it full with wills
(desires) and my will (desire) one (undivided) in things of great
receipt (capacity)-with ease we prove among a number (a
quantity) one is reckon'd (counted) none (not one) then in a
number (quantity) let me pass untold (not counted) though in
thy stores (deposit) account (reckoning) one (myself) must be
counted for nothing (something of no value) hold (esteem) me
so it is please thee hold (keep). That nothing (of no value)
me-a something (a thing of some account) sweet to thee.
Make but my name thy love and love that name still and then
thou lovest me-for my name is will.
It is quite clear that these two Sonnets Nos 135 and 136 have
to be read together. In the last line of Sonnet No. 135, the
author tells us that he is in that one will and in the last line of
Sonnet No. 136 the same author tells us that his name is will.
The reader's attention has been drawn 18 times to the word will
so we have to discover the reason for this and we can discover
this if we analyse the word WILL.
The letter W is the 21st letter in the alphabet as in those days
I and J and U and V were the same letter.
The numbers 2 and 1 are the second and first letters in the
alphabet, thus 2 equals B and 1 equals A. We are told that
among 5 number 1 (one) is not to be reckoned and must be
passed untold so we discard the 1 of will.
The two L's in will are the Roman numbers 50 and 50-
50 + 50 equals 100-the Roman letter for which is C. We have
been told that the 1 (one) previously discarded as instructed
must in the stores account be added so we arrive at:
WILL=21=2 and 1= BA
LL =50 50=100 = C
1 = one = ONE
Which gives us BACONE, the name of the author of the
Sonnets. Bacon very often spelt his name Bacone.
We now see why in the last lines of these two sonnets we are
told that 1 (the author) is found in the word will and that the
author's name is represented by this word will.