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Re: Shakespearean Anagrams
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0236.  Wednesday, 22 March 1995.
 
(1)     From:   Ton Hoenselaars <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 21 Mar 1995 20:34:28 -0600 (CST)
        Subj:   RE: SHK 6.0235  Shakespearean Anagrams
 
(2)     From:   David Kathman <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 21 Mar 1995 18:16:13 -0600
        Subj:   Re: Shakespearean Anagrams
 
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        Date:   Wednesday, 22 Mar 1995 15:35:52 +0100
        Subj:   Shakespearean Anagrams
 
 
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From:           Ton Hoenselaars <
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Date:           Tuesday, 21 Mar 1995 20:34:28 -0600 (CST)
Subject: 6.0235  Shakespearean Anagrams
Comment:        RE: SHK 6.0235  Shakespearean Anagrams
 
I much enjoyed Dave Beenken's contribution on the Shakespearean Anagrams.
Although I am not Lacanian enough to appreciate the true seriousness of the
results, I would be interested to know if further Anagram lists exist for the
Complete Works. Also, I hope that most (if not all) of the renderings *dans le
desordre* will at least be of the Telmah Hawkes calibre.
 
Sincerely,
Ton Hoenselaars
 
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Date:           Tuesday, 21 Mar 1995 18:16:13 -0600
Subject:        Re: Shakespearean Anagrams
 
>--Maybe not appropriate for this prestigious list, but these *anagrams*
>of 'William Shakespeare' appeared in the _Minneaoplis Star Tribune_
>(in I forget what context) not long ago. I thought them not only
>enjoyable, but quite good!
>
>                        WE ALL MAKE HIS PRAISE.
>                        I SWEAR HE'S LIKE A LAMP.
>                        "HAS WILL A PEER?" I ASK ME.
>                        AH, I SPEAK A SWELL RIME.
 
Those are pretty good; I've seen variants of several of them.  Another is:
 
ME, LEAR? SPEAK SWAHILI?
 
Dave Kathman

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Date:           Wednesday, 22 Mar 1995 15:35:52 +0100
Subject:        Shakespearean Anagrams
 
Is this well known by Shakespeare scholars?  Probably, but here goes anyway ...
 
The last two lines of the Epilogue in 'The Tempest':
 
    As you for crimes would pardon'd be,
    Let your indulgence set me free.
 
with the addition of the first and last letters of the word 'anagram' (and
taking 'u' = 'v' twice) can be re-arranged to read:
 
    'Tempest' of Francis Bacon, Lord Verulam.
     Do ye ne'er divulge me ye words.
 
However, I believe that Bacon was not created Lord Verulam until 1618, some
years after The Tempest was written.
 
Amusing nonetheless.
 
Cheers,
Alistair Scott
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