The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0264 Monday, 15 February 1999.
Date: Saturday, 13 Feb 1999 20:41:17 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Hardy the Mole
The 15 February feature in _Time _ on the authorship question ("The
Bard's Beard?") contains the following passage: "'But those plays aren't
really Shakespeare's!' That is the rebel yell of a hardy band of
amatuer historians...." Hardy band? Is this not proof that our beloved
SHAKSPER moderator is in fact an Oxfordian in Shakes-clothes?
Furthermore, every fifth word of the fifth paragraph (there being five
letters in the name Hardy) give us this cryptic message: "In
Shakespeare, reason sonnets as the De Vere's reason in telling King
affair de Vere affair earl name actor the of." Need I say more?
A politic pick-lock of scene,
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editorial, write to Time Magazine and mention Samuel Schoenbaum's *A
Documentary Life* and his *Shakespeare's Lives*, Frank Wadsworth's *The
Poacher from Stratford*, and Irvin Matus's *Shakespeare In Fact.*