The Shaksper Illusion

 

by

Edward D. Johnson

1947

"For there is nothing so subtle and abstruse,but when it is once thoroughly understood and published to the world, even a dull wit can carry it."--On the Wisdom of the Ancients, Francis Bacon 1609

 

 

Contents

Foreword

5

I. Shaksper and "Shakespeare"

7

II. The Life of Shaksper

10

III. The Absence of Contemporary Evidence

15

IV. The Illiteracy of Shaksper

20

V. The Object of the Plays

23

VI. Genius

24

VII. The Author of the Plays was a Lawyer

27

VIII. The First Folio of the Plays and Francis Bacon

29

IX. Style

33

X. The Author of the Plays was a Scholar and AN Aristocrat

35

XI. The Reasons For Concealment

37

XII. Francis Bacon and His Masks

42

XIII. Contemporary Evidence Showing Francis Bacon To Be A Poet

47

"Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider."

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