de Facto Names

Posted By on April 23, 2014

By Knitwitted – Visit her website for more information.

Per Handbook for Fictitious Names, Olphar Hamst [Ralph Thomas], London: John Russell Smith, 1868; subtitled “Being a guide to authors, chiefly in the lighter literature of the XIXth century, who have written under assumed names; and to literary forgers, imposters, plagiarists, and imitators”: I wish to add new information here, and removed all the bad mistakes from the draft.

p. 41 – de Boscosel de Chastelard (Pierre)  (1540–1562), aristonym [W. H. Ireland]

p. 41 – de Comyne (Alexander) aristo. [Charles Thomas Browne, of Trinity College, Dublin]

p. 42 – de Mirecourt (Eugene), aristonym [Charles-Jean-Baptiste Jacquot, de Mirecourt, Vosges, France]

p. 42 – de Pembroke (Morgan) aristonym [Morgan Evans]

So might it stand to reason:

de Vere (Edward) aristonym [William Shakespeare]

Compare King Henry V, Act II, scene I, Nym: “I shall have my noble?”

Compare King Henry V, Act III, scene II, Boy: “Nym and Bardolph are sworn brothers in filching…”

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One Response to “de Facto Names”

  1. knitwitted says:

    Hi Dr. Stritmatter. Thank you for publishing my essay. Sadly, your recent hackers seem to have re-ascribed its authorship to someone else. Your readership may also wish to view said essay here:

    Thanks again, and more importantly, thank you for taking the time to review my essays and support my research efforts!


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