BEN JONSON (1572 – 1637)
Inquiry: Did Ben Jonson insert CODES within any of his plaintexts?:
Intelligent Design, or Random Occurrence?:
Is the “NOS” (“SON”) a direct statement that Jonson is saying that he and John BENSON are one and the same?
Is this a reference to Henry (Wriothesley) and/or Edward de Vere? (Fig. 5 below):
Another version of “On my First Sonne”, with the following word-changes:
Fig. 7: Remarkable resiliency . . .
Two versions of the same Epigram, yet the letter-strings survive. Is this coincidence, or is someone (or another/others) manipulating the plaintexts so that the ciphertexts remain relatively intact with regard to coded content? In short, is this random occurrence, or is it the result of intelligent manipulation?