The Second Cryptographic Shakespeare by Penn Leary

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And then he added, significantly: Because justice is a sacred thing, and the end for which I am called to this place, and therefore is my way to heaven (and if it be shorter it is none the worse), I shall, by the grace of God, as far as God will give me strength, add the afternoon to the forenoon, and some fortnight of the vacation to the terms, for clearing the causes of the court. Only the depth of the three long vacations I would reserve for studies of arts and sciences to which in my nature, I am most inclined.

The Queen's] affairs, however, are in such a condicion that if she do not marry and behave herself better than hitherto, she will everyday find herself in new and greater troubles. +Bishop de Quadra to Duchess of Parma, 11 Sept. 1560+: . [The Queen] promised me an answer about the marriage [with the Archduke] by the third instant, and said she was certain to marry, but now she coolly tells me she cannot make up her mind and will not marry. After this I had an opportunity of talking to Cecil, who I understand was in disgrace, and Robert [Dudley, Earl of Leicester] was trying to turn him out of his place.

Dr. " There is no evidence that Will Shaksper had any acquaintance with the law. It is clear that the author of "Hamlet" must have possessed an intimate knowledge of the law of suicides, as found in the old case of Hales v. Petit in Plowden's Reports, which are written in Norman Latin law-jargon and black-letter type, and which would be utterly unintelligible to a layman. Is it a coincidence that Francis Bacon, who was Lord Chancellor, was the greatest jurist of his age and as profound a lawyer as was Shakespeare?

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