The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1143  Friday, 24 June 2005

From:           David Basch <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 23 Jun 2005 17:03:06 -0400
Subject:        Revised Information on Sonnets Dedication

In an earlier presentation to the list in which I called attention to
the fact that the full name of Henry Wriothesely was embedded in the
dedication of the Sonnets through equal letter skip (ELS) devices. But I
erred in citing the skip of the letters through which "Henry" was
presented. It appears at a skip of 15 and not 16 as I had written. The
letter skip of the last name was cited correctly as 18 skips between all
letters, with the name divided into three parts, WR IOTH ESELY, though
IOTH appears through a negative skip, which means that it runs from left
to right.

The full dedication is shown below within an 18 letter wide matrix of
letters. The letters of the name Henry Wriothesely are marked to
distinguish them within the matrix. The letter "y" of Henry, the only
letter "y" in the dedication, is common to the "y" of the name
Wriothesely. This embedment was found about 8 years ago by the late John
Rollett, a professor of physics, who proved that the ELS device was
known at the poet's time.


                                T O T H E
      O N L I|E B E G E T T E R O F T\H E
      S E I N|S V I N G S O N N\E T S M r
      W H A L|L|H A P P I\N E S S E A N D
      T H A T|E|T E\R N I T I E P R O M I
      S E D B|Y|O V R E V E R L I V I N G
      P O E T W|I S H E T H T H E|W E L L
      W I S H I N G A D V E N T V|R E R I
      N S E T T I N G F O R T H T T

David Basch

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