Journal entry by Edward De Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, deceased.
By every ruse and bribe did I attempt
To vanish from the sight of men;
Tho Time and scholarship -- twins o'trickery
And unkempt -- hath found the fingerprints
And the pen. **
Indeed. I admit my twin identity.
As for Marlowe and Bacon: They would, no doubt be apoplectic; grand guffaws and hoots and drunken merriment. Still, they cashed my cheques and kept their mouths shut tight.
** The copyright for this small verse is in the name 'P. Boogaloo'. (Being dead necessitates such vile actions.)