Alex: yes--it was a book called The Shakespeare Problem Restated, by
Sir George Greenwod, that revived Mark Twain's memories of Delia
Bacon's book, and also of his Shakespeare-reciting pilot/teacher
George Ealer's, who was adamantly on the side of the Shakespearites,
(or Stratfordolators). Mark Twain initially agreed with his boss,
until he saw that was only a disappointment to Ealer, whereupon the
cub pilot switched sides, to make things more interesting. Mark Twain
says he got so good at it, that he became in fact a Brontosaurian (or
Apaosaurite, if you will).
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On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 11:45 AM, Effgen, A. B. <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> In the manner of recent publications of Huckleberry Finn, I would like to e=
> mend Twain's third group to "Apatosaurites," as Brontosaurus has been a sci=
> entifically obsolete name for decades.
> I have not read Twain's take on Shakespeare, and am interested in this audi=
> o recording, so on the topic: did Twain have any thoughts on Delia Bacon, w=
> ho started the whole Bacon controversy with Shakespeare? Delia was friends =
> with the Beecher family.
> Alex Effgen