(435) Why on earth in 1628 the name of the poet "Shake-speare" was allegorically veiled: à Quassatione & Hasta?
The fatal consequences of the total academic denial of a Shakespeare authorship research!
In the 3rd edition (1628) of a "Handbook on Rhetoric" ("Χειραγωγία, Manuductio ad Artem Rhetoricam ..."[1st Edition in 1621]) the author Thomas Vicars, a highly educated literary man, enumerates the best English poets (Spenser, Drayton, Wither, John Vicars). The author refers to his youth, where he wrote a large number of epigrams, quoting 3 and alludes to a fourth. An epigram (John Owen is credited with) appear on the title of the book. He recommends 2 contemporary poets George Wither and John Davies to whom he adds "that famous poet" camouflaged .
Shakespeare the preeminent poet of England, is mentioned not by name but allegorically, thus not detectable by an average London citizen! :
Istis annumerandos censeo celebrem illum poetam qui a quassatione et hasta nomen habet,
Translation:...to those [poets], I think, that famous poet should be added, which has its name from the shaking ("Shake"=quassatione) of the "spear (" hasta ")
What may be the reason that even 12 years after the death of "William of Stratford" the poet Thomas Vicars did not mentioned the name Shakespeare in the same breath together with his "presumed" contemporary poetic colleagues?
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