The Shakespeare Plays provide a service analogous to holding a mirror up to human nature. The themes and emblem-devices within the plays give pause to reflect on good and bad, wisdom & ignorance, true & false, lightness and darkness.....

See Mather Walker's latest essay in the Trilogy :

COMPEERS BY NIGHT III :

FrAncis BAcon

and

the Secret of the Ornamental Devices

PART I