Happy 465th Birthday, Edward de Vere, a.k.a. Shake-speare?

To all the Oxfordians out there, those “elitist snobs,” (oh, that’s one of the milder monikers for those who dare to believe that Edward de Vere was the real Shake-speare) raise your glass in honor of the poet earl!

Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, K Chiljan

Here’s one of my favorite Shakespearean excerpts, from Sonnet 81:

Your monument shall be my gentle verse,
Which eyes not yet created shall o’er-read;
And tongues to be, your being shall rehearse,
When all the breathers of this world are dead;
You still shall live, such virtue hath my pen,
Where breath most breathes, even in the mouths of men.

Happy Birthday, Edward de Vere!



4 responses

  1. Saying we’re elitist snobs for following the evidence is like saying the fact that there are so many candidates (though all in a fairly close nexus) discredits the idea. If that logic works in their world, maybe it’s proof of parallel universes?

    1. Right on, Mystikel!

  2. Reblogged this on Six Degrees of Shakespeare and commented:
    I second that, except for the part about elitist snobs and the question mark 😉

    1. Hi, Mystikel! Unfortunately, I’ve been labeled an “elitist snob” when I dared to propose Oxford as Shake-speare online a few years ago. My friends will agree that those descriptors don’t fit me well! As for the question mark in the title, it’s there only because I’m still open to considering other candidates, (not the Stratford businessman, though) in addition to Oxford.

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