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


1577, Philip Sidney's Song of Accession Day Tile

Philisides, the shepheard good and true, 1
Came by Menalcas' house, the husbandman,
With songs of love, and praise of Mira's hue, 2
Whose fair sweet looks make him look pale and wan.
It early was; Menalcas forth was bound 3
With horse and man, to sow and till the ground.

[1] "Philisides and" spells Philip Sidney, or Philip Sidney is a one-way anagram of "Philisides and."
[2] "and praise of Mira" spells Mary Sidney.
[2] "Menalcas, bound with hourse" spells Wilton House, Wiltshire.
[3] "bound with horse" spells Henry Herbert.
    Menalcas is a perfect anagram of manacles.
    Henry Herbert is Mary Sidney's manacles.

1579, The Shephearses Calender

Shepherd’s Calendar, "E. K."
Colin and Rosalinde
The Origin of Shakespeare
Lettice Knollys, Robert Dudley, Queen Elizabeth
Manacles and Menalcas
Wrenock, Richard Mulcaster
To His Book by Immerito


1593, The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia

In the New Arcadia, Philisides and Mira appear again.
At the end, the son of Pyrocles and Philoclea is named Pyrophilus;
the daughter of Musidorus and Pamela is named Melidora.
They hint at how one-way anagram works by Mary and Philip Sidney.

Melidora, daughter of Pamela and Musidorus
Pyrophilus, son of Pyrocles and Philoclea


1609, Shake-speares Sonnets

All 154 sonnets are riddled. More than 300 anagrams exist here, especially around the key terms:
liquid prisoner(005.10)
private widow(009.07)
I ingraft you new(015.14)
maiden gardens(016.06)
the Master Mistress(020.02)
unperfect actor(023.01)
painful warrior(025.09)
swart complexioned night(028.11)
two-fold truth(041.12)
sad Interim(056.09)
black lines(063.13)
unstained prime(070.08)
fell my name(076.07)
mouthed graves(077.06)
your equal grew(084.04)
Budding Name(095.03)
fair, kind, and true(105.09)
praise of Ladies dead(106.04)
profound Abysm(112.09)
monarch’s plague(114.02)
ever fixed mark(116.05)
Siren tears(119.01)
short numbered hours(124.10)
my lovely boy(126.01)
one is reckoned none(136.08)
gentle doom(145.07)
my sinful earth(146.01)

1623, Shakespeare's First Folio, and related works

More than a thousand anagrams exist in Shakespeare related plays. Following examples tell the reason why The Templest is placed at the first, and Cymbeline at the end of the First Folio.

The Tempest

Prospero is a perfect anagram of o-prosper or proposer; Miranda is in-drama. Prospero Miranda can spell Mary Sidney. The first play of First Folio praises Mary Sidney, "O Prosper in Drama"; it tells the world Mary Sidney is the "proposer in drama."






The Tragedy of Cymbeline

Imogen is Cymbeline's daughter. In Holinshed's Englang, Cymbeline has no daughter, and Innogen is Pandrasus' daughter. Imogen is a perfect anagram of "I'm gone"; her alias Fidele is a perfect anagram of defile as a hint to solve her name. "Cymbeline's daughter" can spell Mary Sidney Herbert.



Imogen's husband Posthumus Leonatus is a perfect anagram of "posthumus to unseal." In the last play of First Folio, Mary Sidney tells the world "I'm gone"; and the truth will be "posthumus to unseal."


Imogen, not Innogen, is the right name.



1743, Shakespeare Statue in Wilton House

William Shakespeare's statue was erected in Westminster Abbey in 1740. Monument of the statue is taken from The Tempest:
The Cloud cupt Tow'rs,
The Gorgeous Palaces
The Solemn Temples,
The Great Globe itself
Yea all which it Inherit,
Shall Dissolue;
And like the baseless Fnbrick of a Vision
Leave not a wreck behind.
The same statue was erected in Wilton House with a different monument in 1743:
LIFE’s but a walking SHADOW
a poor PLAYER
That struts and frets his hour
upon the STAGE
And then is heard no more!
Mary Sidney "is heard no more."
The Herberts created and maintained Shakespeare.

Ben Jonson

The first line of the First Folio:
A tempestuous noise of Thunder and Lightning heard:
Enter a Ship-master, and a Boteswaine.


MASTER. Bote-swaine.
Bote-swaine can only spell one name, Ben Jonson, whose master is Mary Sidney Herbert.



Thomas Middleton's Crickets

Thou breedest crickets, I think, and that will serve for the anagram to a critic. Come, I know thy grief; — The World Tossed at Tennis

Michael Drayton's Meridianis




One-way anagram was created by Philip Sidney in 1577. The last one was made in William Shakespeare Statue in Wilton House, 1743. The method can solve many difficult lines in Shakespeare.
- Costard broken in a shin
- Fontybell and Diana Capilet
- Kate Keep-down
- Christopher Sly and his boy-wife Bartholomew
- James Gournie as Games Journey
- Ragozine as Organize
- Alice Short-cake
- A green and gilded snake
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