Doubt thou the star? (2 of 2)

October 6, 2011

I once read a (possibly apocryphal) story that a scholar who believed that Sir Francis Bacon had written the works of Shakespeare once tried to convince the critic Cyril Connolly that the son of a lowly Stratford grocer could never have written the Bard's corpus.

Connolly, who was no great fan of Shakespeare, is said to have muttered: "On the contrary, they are exactly the sort of plays a grocer would write!"

I incline to the "amalgamation of authors" view myself. Now, about Homer...

Mary Brown, Banchory

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