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.

Roberto is a perfect anagram of Robert-o, or o'Robert. It's used as a hint to convert Lucanio.

Lucanio is a perfect anagram of Lucian-o, of o'Lucian (of-Lucian).
A Lucian is a scoffer, like Lucianus in Hamlet.


Gorinius is a perfect anagram of origin-us, similar to Lucianus of Lucian-us.
Gorinius is a perfect anagram of gory-in-us; gory means covered with gore, stained with blood, bloody (OED).


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