ENTER

FRANCIS BACON

A sequel to

EXIT SHAKSPERE

BY
BERTRAM G. THEOBALD, B.A.

Author of

"Shakespeare's Sonnets Unmasked"
"Francis Bacon Concealed and Revealed"
"Exit Shakspere"

FRANCIS BACON

THE TRUE" SHAKE-SPEARE"

 

CECIL PALMER
49 Chandos Street
Covent Garden, London, W.C. 2

1932

 

CONTENTS

CHAPTER

PAGE

Foreword

V

I. A Vindication of Bacon's Moral Character

1

II. The Approach To The Problem

5

III. Bacon As A Poet : Modern Views

14

IV. Bacon As A Concealed Poet : His Own Admissions

16

V. Bacon As A Concealed Poet: Contemporary Evidence

24

VI. Bacon As A Concealed Poet: Post Humous Eulogies

28

VII. His Mastery of Stagecraft

33

VIII. Both Hall And Marston Identify Him As The Author Of "Venus And Adonis"

38

IX. How Ben Jonson Supports The Baconian Theory. Evidence From His Plays

43

X. Ben Jonson And The 1623 Shakespeare Folio

52

XI. Bacon's Virtual Admission That He Wrote "Richard II"

60

XII. Confirmation Of This From The Northumberland MS.

66

XIII. The Author Revealed In The Play Of "Hamlet"

71

XIV. How The Shakespeare Plays Fit Bacon's Life-Story

78

XV. "Shake-Speare's Sonnets": Remarkable New Evidence

92

XVI. Bacon's "Promus" or Notebook

96

XVII. Unity of Thought And Expression Between Bacon And Shakespeare

100

XVIII. The Author Of The Shakespeare Works Was A Professional Lawyer

106

XIX. Summary And Conclusion

110

 

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