Friday, May 25, 2018

Autodidact

  • ... Continuing from my previous postAnother autodidact that stood out as I perused the first list:
John Clare was self-taught and rose out of poverty to become an acclaimed poet.
His surname is another addition to the “Remove a Letter Makes a Word “ pattern cluster... as in remove the “l” makes “ care”... hmmm, remove the “elle” ... remove the care.  Note from his wiki page: 
  • John Clare (13 July 1793 – 20 May 1864) ... young care  
A number of notable persons are mentioned on his wiki page, note from their wikipages: 
  • Sir Andrew Jonathan Bate (born 26 June 1958) bat/ate/8
  • James Thomson (c. 11 September 1700 – 27 August 1748) 
  • John Keats (31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821) eats
  • John Taylor (31 July 1781–1864)
  • William Hilton (3 June 1786 – 30 December 1839)
  • William Wentworth-Fitzwilliam (30 May 1748 – 8 February 1833)
  • John Wilson (18 May 1785 – 3 April 1854) 
  • George Gordon Byron (22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824)
  • Arthur William Symons (28 February 1865 – 22 January 1945)
  • Edmund Charles Blunden (1 November 1896 – 20 January 1974)
  • Geoffrey Edward Harvey Grigson (2 March 1905 – 25 November 1985) 
  • Edward Benjamin Britten (22 November 1913 – 4 December 1976) 
  • George Routledge (23 September 1812 – 13 December 1888) 
  • Dame Helen Louise Gardner (13 February 1908 – 4 June 1986) garner  
 The February dates expand a recent cluster: 
 “February 8, ..., 13, 14, 15, ..., 20, 21(x2), 22(x4), 23(x3), 24, ..., 28(x3)/ Date Sequence” pattern-cluster
And we also have a 
  • “November 22, __, January 22(x2), February 22(x3), ... , May 22, __, July 22/ 22nd Day, month Sequence” pattern-cluster 
  •  “August 27, September 27, __, __, December 27, January 27/ 27th Day, Month Sequence” pattern-cluster 
Since Gardner is the only woman... let’s investigate the notable persons on her wiki page: 
  • John Donne (22 January 1572 – 31 March 1631) done
  • Thomas Stearns Eliot (26 September, 1888 – 4 Jan 1965) stears/sterns
  • Margaret "Maggie" Edson (born July 4, 1961) 
  •  Sir Herbert Grierson (January 16, 1866– February19, 1960) 
  • Sir Geoffrey Cust Faber (23 August 1889 – 31 March 1961) cus 
  • Frederick William Faber  (28 June 1814 – 26 September 1863)  
  • David Herbert Lawrence (11 September 1885 – 2 March 1930)  
  • February 8, ..., 13, 14, 15, ..., 19, 20, 21(x2), 22(x4), 23(x3), 24, ..., 28(x3)/ Date Sequence” pattern-cluster
  •  “November 22, __, January 22(x3), February 22(x3), ... , May 22, __, July 22/ 22nd Day, month Sequence” pattern-cluster   
  • “September August 27 27, __, __, December 27, January 27/ 27th Day, Month Sequence” pattern-cluster.  
  • “September 11(x3)” pattern-cluster 
  • “September 26(x2)” pattern-cluster
  • “March  31(x2)” pattern-cluster
So lets find the intended third ... or more March 31... using the formula and taking into consideration the “one off” curve ball we arrive at:
  • 1998 – Tim Flock (May 11, 1924 – March 31, 1998) race car driver 
  • 2002 – Barry Took (19 June 1928 – 31 March 2002) comedian, actor, screenwrite
Note the cryptic phrase in the name David Rocastle: day vid(see) row castle.

A picture says a thousand words:


Rocky Rocastle.jpg

 David Rocastle


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