The Oak and the Brier in The Shepheardes Calender

Philip Sidney created one-way anagram in his Song for an Accession Day Tilt (1577). In the song, Philisides and Mira can be easily transformed to Philip Sidney and Mary.

Next important issue is The Shepheardes Calender (TSC, 1579). All names in TSC are carefully selected based on Sidney's method. One quick example is the tale of the Oak and the Brier.
Which made this foolish Brier wex so bold,
That on a time he cast him to scold,
And sneb the good Oak, for he was old. (TSC, February)
"Foolish Brier" can spell Frier. Frier is an obsolete form of Friar. "Good Oak" can spell God. Oak is an obsolete form of yoke. This can be affirmed by Palinode's lines:
Good is no good, but if it be spend:
God giveth good for none other end. (TSC, May)
So what is that "Husbandman" that cuts the "good Oak"?
It's Human.

Abductive Reasoning and Shakespeare Authorship Question

Since the name on a book's cover isn't always the writer of that book, e.g. Martin Marprelate, Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare can't be deductive.

Astrophel and Stella – A Strophe Land Astell

Philip Sidney created one-way anagram, an advanced form of perfect anagram. His Astrophel and Stella talks about the love of poetry, not Penelope Rich. He set up his own poetry land.

Naming is Shakespeare's secret – Greene's Groat's-Worth of Wit

Wilton House poets play with names. Robert Greene called himself Roberto in Greene's Groat's-Worth of Wit. Roberto's brother is named Lucanio; their father Gorinius.

Naming is Shakespeare's secret – Names that only Readers can see.

Enter Camillo and Archidamus.
Archidamus is the name of some Sparta kings.
Archidamus appears only in the beginning of The Winter's Tale.
No one calls the name; no audience will hear the name.

Ben Jonson's Epigram, On the Famous Voyage, Shelton and Heyden

Ben Jonson's On the famous Voyage, last epigram of his 1616 Epigramme, talks about the adventure of two "wights" called "a Shelton, and a Heyden."

Shakespeare Sonnet 129

Each of sonnet 129's first 12 lines riddles a play. In this way every word can be well explained.

"Marley, the Muse's Darling" -- George Peele

George Peele's advice to Christopher Marlowe in Ad Maecenatum Prologus.

Marley, the Muse's darling for thy verse,
Fit to write passions for the souls below,
If any wretched souls in passion speak?
Why go not all into the Elysian fields,
And leave this centre barren of repast, [5]

Unless in hope Augusta will restore
The wrongs that learning bears of covetousness,
And court's disdain, the enemy to art?
Leave, foolish lad, it mendeth not with words;
Nor herbs nor time such remedy affords. [10]


[1] Marley, the Muse's darling for thy verse,
"Marley":: Christopher Marlowe.
"Muse's darling" can spell Mary Sidney, or Mary Sidney is a one-way anagram of "Muse's darling." She is the Muse here (the tenth Muse in sonnet 38).
[2] Fit to write passions for the souls below,
"fit":: qualify; adjust; supply;
"fit":: to force by fits or paroxysms out of (the usual place) (OED);
"fit":: a position of hardship, danger, or intense excitement (OED);
"fit":: a mortal crisis; a bodily state that betokens death (OED).
The use of fit shows Marlowe is writing under some mortal crisis, his faked death.
"the souls below":: the common audience, target of Shakespeare's plays.
[3] If any wretched souls in passion speak?
"wretched, speak" can spell Shakespeare (who does the speaking job).
"any wretched souls" can spell Wilton House.
"souls":: Wilton House poets.
[4] Why go not all into the Elysian fields,
"Elysian fields":: fields for the departed without return, a hint of Marlowe's faked death. Elysium is a place of ideal happiness.
"all":: indicating Wilton House poets.
"Why go not all":: a rhetorical question. If Marlowe is happy after his faked death in some Elysian fields, then all Wilton poets should go.
[5] And leave this centre barren of repast,
"barren of repast":: Wilton House cannot afford the "Why go not all."
[6] Unless in hope Augusta will restore
Augustus (63 BC-14 AD) was a patron of literature (Virgil, Horace, Ovid).
"Augusta":: a title to the wife of Roman emperor.
"in hope Augusta":: indicating a powerful patroness in Peele's time.
"Augusta":: Mary Sidney, an august patroness, based on the "Muse's darling."
[7] The wrongs that learning bears of covetousness,
"that learning":: Mary Sidney's learning adventure in Shakespeare.
"covetousness":: she covets Marlowe's words, one of the wrongs.
[8] And court's disdain, the enemy to art?
"distaine" can spell Sidney, and "enemy to art can spell Mary.
"court's disdain":: Pembroke's disdain.
Peele sees Mary Sidney as "the enemy to art."
 to Marlowe in the next line after the wrongs.
[9] Leave, foolish lad, it mendeth not with words;
"Leave":: Peele's advice.
"lad":: a serving-man, attendant; a man of low birth and position (OED).
"foolish lad":: Kit Marlowe.
"mendeth not with words":: Marlowe's hard working in the Elysian fields for the Herberts cannot mend his sin.
[10] Nor herbs nor time such remedy affords.
This lines spells Mary Sidney Herbert and Henry Herbert.
"herbs nor time" can spell Herberts and Henry Herbert. Wilton House poets are supported by the Herberts.
"nor such remedy affords":: the Herberts cannot afford to restore Marlowe.

Seventeen as One-Seven, 17 as 1-7: Miracle Number 1, 7, 17, 153 in Bible

Sonnet 7 riddles Marlowe's Tamburlaine the Great, saying that Marlowe the atheist lived in the rested seventh day. Similarly, sonnet 1's first line, "From fairest creatures we desire increase," follows Bible's first line, "In the beginning God created the heauen and the earth."
Procreation sonnets, 1 to 17, are called based on increase or creation.

Lamilia's Fable in Robert Greene's Groat's-Worth of Wit

Robert Greene was an anti-Martinist no longer needed after the end of Marprelate controversy. His Lamilia’s Fable tells what happened after that.

How Shakespeare Names His Characters: Protestant Prospero vs. Catholic Caliban

Prospero's garment is his art. Garment spells anagram. Protestant is a one-way anagram of Prospero-garment. His art is anagram.

How Shakespeare Names His Characters: Protestant Pisanio vs. Catholic Cloten

In The Tragedy of Cymbeline, Cloten is a young blockhead, with clot as a dull fellow and -en as a diminutive.

How Shakespeare Names His Characters: Protestant Portia vs. Catholic Shylock

Catholic is the true target in The Merchant of Venice, covered by the apparent anti-Semitism.

A Lover's Complaint, Edward de Vere and Anne Cecil

A Lover's Complaint talks about the story of Edward de Vere and Anne Cecil. The beginning and the end are ideal places to seal anagrams.

Costard Broken in A Shin: How one-way anagram works in Shakespeare.

This is a difficult riddle. It demonstrates how one-way anagram works in Shakespeare.

The Beginning and End of Shakespeare Project by Philip and Mary Sidney, 1577 to 1743

1577, Philip Sidney's Song of Accession Day Tile
1579, The Shephearses Calender
1593, The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia
1609, Shake-speares Sonnets
1623, Shakespeare's First Folio, and related works
1743, Shakespeare Statue in Wilton House

John Milton's Starre-Ypointing Pyramid and Mary Sidney

Two-Dimentional Anagram: Starre-Ypointing Pyramid

Star: to treat the letters in the dedication as stars.
         The whole dedication is a star-chart with ten names.
Ypointing: letters pointing to a name bounded by Y.
Pyramid: the emblem of William Herbert (as the graph at the end).
         P-yram-id contains the backward spelling or Mary.

Shakespeare's Collar by Martin Droeshout

1. The collar of Shakespeare looks like a page with letter B.
2. His doublet is an opened book.
3. Target of the engraver was to make the man an opened book.

Shakespeare's King John, The Tragical History, Guy Earl of Warwick, and Mucedorus

Philip Sparrow: A riddle in King John leads to Guy, Earl of Warwick.
BASTARD. James Gournie, wilt thou give us leave a while?
GOURNEY. Good leave good Philip.
BASTARD. Philip, sparrow, James,
         There's toys abroad, anon I'll tell thee more.
Toys is used to confirm games, abroad to journey.

Thomas Anson's Relief, Shugborough Inscription

The Shepherd’s Monument was commissioned by Thomas Anson (1695-1773), a member of the Dilettanti (Dilettante) Society and Divan Club. Its inscription contains only ten letters in two lines. Above the inscription is a relief of mirrored Et in Arcadia Ego by Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665). It seems that Anson tried to reflect something by that relief.