“SIGNATURE – 17” SONNETS: Sonnet 135: a legal will? (“Remember the Porter”)

(17 Letters:)   Remember the Porter   (Macbeth: II. iii)

To be, or not to be, That is the Question  (Hamlet: III.i., Q2, 1604; FF , 1623)

Perchance to Dreame  (Hamlet:  III. I., Q2, 1604; FF, 1623)

Th’oppressors wrong  (Hamlet:  III. i., Q2, 1604) 

Get thee to a Nunnery  (Hamlet:  III. i. 1792, FF 1623)

Question it Horatio  (Hamlet:  I. i., First Folio, 1623)

Speake to it Horatio  (Hamlet:  I. i., Q2, 1604)

[ Ghost: ]  Speake to her Hamlet  (Hamlet:  III. iv., Q2, 1604; FF, 1623)

[ Ghost ]  It would be spoke too  (Hamlet:  I. i., FF, 1623)

I Charge thee, speake  (Hamlet:  I. i., Q2, 1604; FF, 1623)

Not a Mouse stirring  (Hamlet:  I. i., Q2, 1604; FF, 1623)

   Oxford’s number play on 17 (a consistent ‘signature’, annoucing de Vere as author and  playwright of much, if not most, of the writing attributed to Shakespeare) permeates the entire canon, both in the plays as well as in the Sonnets.   The above partial selection of the 17 word-play represents letters.

   But what of words in sequence as another way Oxford has of signing his work?

Words, Words, Words . . . 

   Whereas most, if not the great majority, of the Sonnets are encrypted with letter-strings (codes supported by satellite clusters), all but 7 have author-signatures, strongly identifying Edward de Vere’s, (17th. Earl of Oxford) presence as author and/or contributor in their writing, in the form of consecutive two-line combinations (couplets, if you will).

   Below is a summary of all 154 sonnets.  In time, I shall address each sonnet,and go into greater detail with my findings.  This will be in the form of gradual additions, as the subject matter is lengthy.

Signature Sonnets, ListFig. 1a

Screen shot 2014-03-14 at 9.13.19 AMFig. 1b

   For instance, consider Sonnet 135:

Sonnets 135 Plaintexts, facs., modernizedFig. 2

The signature:

Sonnet 135, plaintext 17's in redFig. 3

   The lines in red indicate consecutive pairs (‘couplets’) of 17:  that is, counting the words in Lines 1 and 2, then 3 and so on.

Sonnet 135, observations, 17, 33, 23, #1

Sonnet 135, E. VERE, L. Ox., VexFig. 5

The ‘signature’ in a coded, encrypted letter-string.

Subject matter:  HENRI (Wriothesley, 3rd. Earl of Southampton, and alleged to be the off-spring of Edward de Vere and Elizabeth I.:

Sonnet 135, HENRI, wills, codicilsFig. 6

Sonnet 135, observations, #2Fig. 7

Sonnet 135 as “signature” that Oxford is the writer of the sonnet:

Sonnet 135, observations, #2Fig. 8

Further note:  there are 117 total words in Sonnet 135.  87 are used in two-sentence combinations.  That is, 74.3% of the total words in the sonnet are used directly in  ‘signature-17‘ combinations.    

Is Sonnet 135 an Elizabethan legal will?:

Sonnet 135, comments, on legal contractFig. 9

   Is there a thematic connection between Sonnet 135 and the use of legal terminology in the “Gravedigger’s Scene” in Hamlet (5. 1. 3289 – 3303):  17 terms, to be exact?  Click HERE to see.




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