The anti-Shakespearean cabal at The Times (led by C. Champlin) has exposed its twisted hand.
Using as a pretext the death of an obscure drama critic--whose fixed idea it was the Christopher Marlowe wrote not only his own mighty lines but Shakespeare's as well--Champlin struck with that speed and cunning we have come to associate with the sect of secret Baconians ("Hoffman's Questions About the Bard Live On," March 1).
In a daring coup de main the covert Baconians at The Times seized the front page of the Calendar March 1. The day is significant: The conspirators acted while The Times' Shakespearean loyalists were away on weekend assignments.
This scandal must end! A long-suffering public is prepared to believe that those now exposed are merely dupes of a much wider conspiracy whose aim is nothing less than the subversion of the English language itself!