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In the seventeenth century, the British philosopher Francis Bacon said, “Nothing is terrible except fear itself.”
The Shakespearite knows that Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare's Works; the Baconian knows that Francis Bacon wrote them; the Brontosaurian doesn't really know which of them did it, but is quite composedly and contentedly sure that Shakespeare didn't, and strongly suspects that Bacon did.
Similarly John Webster (1654) stated that the new learning must be grounded principally upon the works of Francis Bacon and Robert Fludd.
The Baconians claim that the Stratford Shakespeare was not qualified to write the Works, and that Francis Bacon was.
Even, unexpectedly, the famed rationalist Francis Bacon was essentially a Rosicrucian42.