A Secret Message Competition

By Roger Davies / 18 November 2013 / History, Humour?, Quotes

The following quote contains a secret message. It’s not too tricky. See what will be seen on the mystery of identity in yesterday’s light.  The first person to decode it gets a lunch on me.

She should have died hereafter

There would havbeen a time for such a word

Tomorrow and tomorroand tomorrow

Creeps in this petty pace from day to day

To the last syllable of recorded time

And all our yesterdays have lighted fools

The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!

Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player

That struts and frets his hour upon the stage

And then is heard no more: it is a tale

Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,

Signifying nothing.

The Winner

And the prize goes to Dr Raveem Ismail, an Oxford man through and through, who spotted that this was in Francis Bacon’s cipher (a Cambridge man). Bacon is sometimes suggested as the real author of Shakespeare’s plays. The coded message reads “My name is Francis Bacon and I wrote this”.

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