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on 14 July 2012
Oxfordians, whose hero "is absurdly touted as a candidate for the authorship" have no trouble is disposing of Wells' main contention that the writer was merely the product of his age. Wells knows better than Jonson , who wrote he was "not of an age, but of all time", and knew all the principal players in Wells' book. Of course Wells has to adopt this strange contention to fit the towering genius of the writer into into the narrow little bed of the man from Stratford. An analysis will show as Nashe tells us the writer will afford "whole Hamlets, I would say handfuls, of tragical speeches" (Introduction to Menaphon 1589) to lesser writers.
My fuller review may be found in the De Vere Society Newsletter for February 2007, (copy obtainable from me by e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org)