Francis Bacon's Cryptic Rhymes

and

the Truth They Reveal

by

Edwin Bormann

1906

 

I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Carl Armbruster (London), to John Bernhoff(Leipzig), poet, musician and philogist, my able and trustworthy literary Counsellors (my Rawley and my Ben Jonson), and not least, to Mr.A.Siegle, who has spared neither pains nor expense in giving the volume that noble exterior worthy of the object
.--E.B.Leipzig, April 14, 1906
Contents

I. Francis Bacon Confesses, in the Presence of Death, to Having Written Rhymed Books

1

II. What was Francis Bacon's Estimation of Poesy?

15

III. Francis Bacon's Predeliction for the Occult Arts

24

IV. What Part do the Words "Name" and "Darts" Play in Bacon's Writings?

32

V. The Mysterious Manner of the Actor Shakspere (sic!)

44

VI. What Part does Rhyme Play in the Shakespeare Dramas?

52

VII. The Rhymes in Francis Bacon's Psalms

85

VIII. Francis Bacon, the Anecdotist

96

IX. Francis Bacon's Essay-Rhymes, And The Truths They Reveal

127

APPENDIX

217

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