· 4 March 2017 ·
[Jonson’s second attempt at his First Folio introduction]
Ben saw my post about the First Folio.
Told me he’s been very disappointed by the “stunning obtuseness” of nearly everyone who’s ever read what he penned for the book. Apologised profusely for all the trouble. “I thought they’d get it. How was I to know they’d need hit over the head with bed slats? Maybe this will help.”
If you need to refer to the original, here.
Ben and I didn’t even discuss the eulogy. Postlife is too short.
Bed Slats Reading:
The 1623 Shakespeare First Folio: A Minority Report (2016) [PDF]
Roger Stritmatter, Michael Delahoyde, editors
in particular: First Folio Fraud [PDF]
by Katherine Chiljan
• from the SOF publication The Oxfordian:
Honest Ben and the Two Tribes He Hath Left Us [PDF]
by Gabriel Ready
Volume 17 (September 2015) – pgs 7-26
VERO NIHIL VERIUS