© Gunnar Tómasson
19 April 2017
„It is impossible to help but notice now and then that Armado [of Shakespeare’s ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’] is extraordinarily like Don Quixote in his consistent overestimate of himself and in his insistence on imagining himself a superhuman storybook hero. […]
„There is something rather pleasant in the thought that Shakespeare might be borrowing from Miguel de Cervantes, the Spanish author of the Don Quixote saga, since Cervantes was almost an exact contemporary of Shakespeare’s and by all odds one of the few writers, on the basis of Don Quixote alone, worthy of being mentioned in the same breath with Shakespeare.
„There is only one catch, but that is a fatal one. The first part of Don Quixote was published in 1605, a dozen years at least after Love’s Labor’s Lost was written.“ (Isaac Asimov, Asimov’s Guide to Shakespeare, Avenel Books, New York, 1978, Vol, I, pp. 431-2.)
„Another curious case of cryptography was presented to the public in 1917 by one of the best of the SHAKESPEARE scholars, Dr. Alfred von Weber Ebenhoff of Vienna. Employing the same systems previously applied to the works of Bacon, he began to examine the works of Cervantes…. Pursuing the investigation, he discovered overwhelming material evidence: the first English translation of Don Quixote bears corrections in Bacon’s hand. He concluded that this English version was the original of the novel and that Cervantes had published a Spanish translation of it.“ (J. Duchaussoy, Bacon, Shakespeare ou Saint-Germain?, Paris, La Colombe, 1962, p. 122 – in Umberto Eco’s Foucault’s Pendulum, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, New York, 1989, p. 406.)
How We Know That Shakespeare Wrote Shakespeare: The Historical Facts
By Tom Reedy and David Kathman¹
- William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon, the actor and Globe-sharer, was the playwright and poet William Shakespeare.
5i. In a copy of the First Folio now at the Folger Shakespeare Library, the following poem is written in a hybrid secretary-italic hand from the 1620s:
Here Shakespeare lies whom none but Death could Shake,
And here shall lie till judgement all awake,
When the last trumpet doth unclose his eyes,
The wittiest poet in the world shall rise.
The same hand has on the same page transcribed the verses from Shakespeare’s monument („Stay passenger why go’st thou by so fast“) and his grave („Good friend for Jesus’ sake forbear“), so he is obviously referring to William Shakespeare of Stratford. Apparently, somebody went to Stratford and transcribed the poems off the monument and the tombstone, then transcribed them into a copy of the First Folio along with another epitaph. This writer seems not only to have believed that the man buried in Stratford was the author of the First Folio, but that he was „the wittiest poet in the world.“
199022 = KJB, 1611. Matt. Ch. 16:21-23 – Get thee behind mee, Satan.
231470 = First Folio, 1623. Hamlet, Act I Sc. v. – Foule Crimes Done in Spirit’s Days of Nature.
468222 = Gates of Hell – Abomination of Desolation
529042 = KJB, 1611. Matt. Ch. 4:1-11 – Get thee hence, Satan.
304805 = Torah
2568 = Judas
23959 = Advent of Christianity/Brennu-Njálssaga
1759088 = Don Quixote Makes his Will and Dies
I. Get thee behind mee, Satan.
(Matt. Ch. 16:21-23)
29661 = From that time foorth began Iesus to shew vnto his disciples,
18499 = how that he must goe vnto Hierusalem,
26389 = and suffer many things of the Elders and chiefe Priests & Scribes,
14138 = and be killed, and be raised againe the third day.
19850 = Then Peter tooke him, and began to rebuke him, saying,
22014 = Be it farre from thee Lord: This shal not be vnto thee.
14777 = But he turned, and said vnto Peter,
20644 = Get thee behind mee, Satan, thou art an offence vnto me:
23056 = for thou sauourest not the things that be of God,
9994 = but those that be of men.
II. Foule Crimes Done in Spirit‘s Dayes of Nature
(Hamlet, Act I, Sc. v. First Folio, 1623)
9462 = Enter Ghost and Hamlet.
22112 = Where wilt thou lead me? speak; Ile go no further.
2883 = Marke me.
3756 = I will.
11748 = My hower is almost come,
22142 = When I to sulphurous and tormenting Flames
10942 = Must render up my selfe.
7778 = Alas poore Ghost.
19231 = Pitty me not, but lend thy serious hearing
10823 = To what I shall unfold.
9425 = Speake, I am bound to heare.
21689 = So art thou to revenge, when thou shalt heare.
3270 = What?
10539 = I am thy Fathers Spirit,
19489 = Doom’d for a certaine terme to walke the night;
15474 = And for the day confin’d to fast in Fiers,
19868 = Till the foule crimes done in my dayes of Nature
10839 = Are burnt and purg’d away?
III. Abomination of Desolation – The Gates of Hell
8525 = Gunnar Tómasson
12385 = Guðrún Ólafía Jónsdóttir
11587 = Character Assassination
5881 = Níðingsverk – Barbarity
7750 = Psychiatric Rape
6603 = Mannorðsmorð – Vicious Slander
16439 = Criminal Obstruction of Justice
12867 = William Jefferson Clinton – President
4496 = Janet Reno – Attorney General
8899 = Jacques de Larosière – Managing Director
7678 = Michel Camdessus – Managing Director
5517 = William B. Dale – Deputy Managing Director
2713 = Dick Erb – Deputy Managing Director
6584 = Jacques J. Polak – Economic Counsellor
4734 = Tun Thin – Asian Department Director
9349 = W. John R. Woodley – Asian Department Deputy Director
3542 = Ken Clark – Director of Administration
3339 = Graeme Rea – Director of Administration
3227 = P. N. Kaul – Deputy Director of Administration
5446 = Nick Zumas – Grievance Committee Chairman
3625 = Derek C. Bok – President
8175 = Henry Rosovsky – Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
8566 = James S. Duesenberry – Chairman, Department of Economics
11121 = Paul Anthony Samuelson – Ph. D., Nobel Laureate in Economics
8381 = Walter S. Salant – Ph. D., Brookings Institution Senior Fellow
10244 = Vigdís Finnbogadóttir – President
11361 = Salóme Þorkelsdóttir – Althing President
6028 = Davíd Oddsson – Prime Minister
10295 = Þorsteinn Pálsson – Minister of Justice
8316 = Jón Sigurdsson – Minister of Commerce
5940 = Jónas H. Haralz – World Bank Executive Director
6648 = Jóhannes Nordal – Central Bank Governor
8864 = Bjarni Bragi Jónsson – Central Bank Chief Economist
14314 = Benjamín Jón Hafsteinn Eiríksson – Harvard Ph. D.
9720 = Matthías Jóhannessen – Editor, Morgunblaðið
10989 = Orenthal James Simpson
8015 = John & Patsy Ramsey
4953 = Osama bin Laden
3586 = Murder
6899 = Nicole Brown
4948 = Ron Goldman
6100 = Brentwood
1204 = 12 June (4th month old-style)
1994 = 1994 A.D.
3718 = Jonbenet
3503 = Boulder
2510 = 25 December (10th month old-style)
1996 = 1996 A.D.
5557 = The Pentagon
9596 = World Trade Center
1107 = 11 September (7th month old-style)
2001 = 2001 A.D.
7920 = Excelsior Hotel
5060 = Paula Jones
803 = 8 May (3rd month old-style)
1991 = 1991 A.D.
4014 = Kiss it!
8486 = The White House
7334 = Kathleen Willey
2909 = 29 November (9th month old-style)
1993 = 1993 A.D.
22091 = I’ve wanted to do this ever since I laid eyes on you.
6045 = The Oval Office
8112 = Monica Lewinsky
1509 = 15 November (9th month old-style)
1995 = 1995 A.D. = 438097²
The Gates of Hell
13031 = International Monetary Fund
9948 = Harvard University
7146 = Seðlabanki Íslands – Central Bank of Iceland
IV. Get thee hence, Satan.
(Matt. Ch. 4:1-11, KJB, 1611)
28613 = Then was Iesus led vp of the Spirit into the Wildernesse,
11214 = to bee tempted of the deuill.
20530 = And when hee had fasted forty dayes and forty nights,
13181 = hee was afterward an hungred.
16482 = And when the tempter came to him, hee said,
10566 = If thou be the Sonne of God,
15281 = command that these stones bee made bread.
18472 = But he answered, and said, It is written,
11833 = Man shall not liue by bread alone,
26509 = but by euery Word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
20924 = Then the deuill taketh him vp into the holy Citie,
16520 = and setteth him on a pinacle of the Temple,
8004 = And saith vnto him,
20580 = If thou bee the Sonne of God, cast thy selfe downe:
28489 = For it is written, He shall giue his Angels charge concerning thee,
15292 = & in their handes they shall beare thee vp,
22323 = lest at any time thou dash thy foote against a stone.
19606 = Iesus said vnto him, It is written againe,
17802 = Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
25356 = Againe the Deuill taketh him vp into an exceeding high mountaine,
20642 = and sheweth him all the kingdomes of the world
8143 = and the glory of them:
22688 = And saith vnto him, All these things will I give thee
19710 = if thou wilt fall downe and worship me.
12627 = Then saith Iesus vnto him,
17837 = Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written,
18110 = Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God,
13398 = and him onely shalt thou serue.
11082 = Then the deuill leaveth him,
17228 = and behold, Angels came and ministred vnto him.
V. Torah – Judas – Advent of Christianity
(Torah, New Testament, Brennu-Njálssaga)
304805 = Torah – Number of Letters in Torah
2568 = Judas – Mask in Nature of Alföðr, 2568, (Father of All)
23959 = Advent of Christianity/Brennu-Njálssaga³
I – V = 199022 + 231470 + 468222 + 529042 + 331332 = 1759088
VI. Don Quixote Makes his Will and Dies
(Don Quixote, Vol, II.)
27611 = With this he closed his will, and a faintness coming over him
20949 = he stretched himself out at full length on the bed.
20696 = All were in a flutter and made haste to relieve him,
17463 = and during the three days he lived after that
22342 = on which he made his will he fainted away very often.
15040 = The house was all in confusion;
20167 = but still the niece ate and the housekeeper drank
12398 = and Sancho Panza enjoyed himself;
32419 = for inheriting property wipes out or softens down in the heir
24346 = the feeling of grief the dead man might be expected to leave behind him.
28268 = At last Don Quixote´s end came, after he had received all the sacraments,
34228 = and had in full and forcible terms expressed his detestation of books of chivalry.
29542 = The notary was there at the time, and he said that in no book of chivalry
22647 = had he ever read of any knight-errant dying in his bed so calmly
16455 = and so like a Christian as Don Quixote,
32055 = who amid the tears and lamentations of all present yielded up his spirit,
7696 = that is to say died.
27750 = On perceiving it the curate begged the notary to bear witness
29391 = that Alonso Quixano the Good, commonly called Don Quixote de la Mancha,
22750 = had passed away from his present life, and died naturally;
30091 = and said he desired his testimony in order to remove the possibility
26809 = of any other author save Cid Hamet Benengeli bringing him to life again
27497 = falsely and making interminable stories out of his achievements.
23169 = Such was the end of the Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha,
24671 = whose village Cid Hamet would not indicate precisely,
23243 = in order to leave all the towns and villages of La Mancha
24798 = to contend among themselves for the right to adopt him
27775 = and claim him as a son, as the seven cities of Greece contended for Homer.
28591 = The lamentation of Sancho and the niece and housekeeper are omitted here,
17685 = as well as the epitaphs upon his tomb;
22950 = Samson Carrasco, however, put the following:
11623 = A doughty gentleman lies here;
11939 = A stranger all his life to fear;
14963 = Not in his death could Death prevail,
16017 = In that lost hour, to make him quail.
15296 = He for the world but little cared;
17159 = And at his feats the world was scared;
10863 = A crazy man his life he passed,
12887 = But in his senses died at last.
15030 = And said most sage Cid Hamet to his pen:
25477 = “Rest here, hung up by this brass wire, upon this shelf,
27926 = O my pen, whether of skilful make or clumsy cut I know not;
15421 = here shalt thou remain long ages hence,
26534 = unless presumptuous or malignant story-tellers
13437 = take thee down to profane thee.
16626 = But ere they touch thee warn them, and,
13996 = as best thou canst, say to them:
15774 = Hold off! Ye weaklings; hold your hands!
9994 = Adventure it let none,
14681 = For this emprise, my lord the king,
9772 = Was meant for me alone.
20431 = For me alone was Don Quixote born, and I for him;
31410 = it was his to act; mine to write; we two together make but one,
35538 = notwithstanding and in spite of that pretended Tordesillesque writer
30371 = who has ventured or would venture with his great, coarse,
34627 = ill-trimmed ostrich quill to write the achievements of my valiant knight;
29557 = no burden for his shoulders, nor subject for his frozen wit:
24780 = whom, if perchance thou shouldst come to know him,
23130 = thou shalt warn to leave at rest where they lie
20061 = the weary mouldering bones of Don Quixote,
15642 = and not to attempt to carry him off,
26493 = in opposition to all the privileges of death, to Old Castile,
27957 = making him rise from his grave where in reality and truth he lies
36720 = stretched at full length, powerless to make any third expedition or new sally;
14435 = for the two that he has already made,
16864 = so much to the enjoyment and approval
20027 = of everybody to whom they have become known,
18913 = in this as well as in foreign countries,
30193 = are quite sufficient for the purpose of turning into ridicule
27940 = the whole of those made by the whole set of the knights-errant;
23655 = and so doing shalt thou discharge thy Christian calling,
24714 = giving good counsel to one that bears ill-will to thee.
24111 = And I shall remain satisfied, and proud to have been the first
34507 = who has ever enjoined the fruit of his writings as fully as he could desire;
19183 = for my desire has been no other than to deliver
15638 = over to the detestation of mankind
21030 = the false and foolish tales of the books of chivalry,
21948 = which, thanks to that of my true Don Quixote,
27765 = are even now tottering, and doubtless doomed to fall forever.
4541 = Farewell.
The Wittiest Poet
19726 = The history of the valorous and wittie
17483 = Knight-Errant Don-Quixote of the Mancha.
Shaksperes Baptismal Date
2602 = 26 April – 2nd month old-style
1564 = 1564 A.D.
10026 = Will Shakspere, gent.
2502 = 25 April
1616 = 1616 A.D.
23237 = Heere Shakespeare lyes whome none but Death could Shake
16602 = and heere shall ly till judgement all awake;
21976 = when the last trumpet doth unclose his eyes
22014 = the wittiest poet in the world shall rise.
The Last Judgement
(Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica)
11099 = Il Giudizio Universale
The Last ‘Trumpet’
4000 = Flaming Sword – Cosmic Creative Power
7000 = Microcosmos – Man in God’s Image
Symbol of Perfect Creation
St. Peter’s Basilica
37575 = Inscription on its façade to mark its Completion in 1612 A.D.*
*23501 = IN HONOREM PRINCIPIS APOST PAVLVS V BVRGHESIVS
14074 = ROMANVS PONT. MAX. AN. MDCXII PONT. VII.
Paul V Borghèse, pape, a fait ceci en l’an 1612, en l’honneur du prince des apôtres.
Calculator for converting letters to cipher values is at:
²Abomination of Desolation
Message posted to friends on 26 February 2014:
While in Iceland last August, I met with Pétur Halldórsson at the Cafe Milano in Reykjavík. We discussed matters of mutual interest, including what my Saga Cipher work might “mean“.
I took a napkin and, for emphasis, wrote down the number 438097. This is the Cipher Sum of some three dozen names of persons, institutions, dates and events during the reference period, including two famous murder cases, a sex scandal in high places, and presumptive lies told in connection therewith.
I told Pétur (what I had long surmised) that I believed that this number was associated with a watershed event in human history whose final phase was upon our world.
An earth-shaking culmination of human and spiritual evolution.
³Section on Christianity
12685 = Höfðingjaskipti varð í Nóregi. – There was a change of chieftains in Norway.
11274 = Fara menn við þat heim af þingi. – Then people go home from Althing.