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From repubgirl:
First line is a quote from Beowulf.

3) Gematria is the study of the symbolism of the scriptural numerals.  Check
out and take a good look around this site.

I haven't had a chance to make any comparisons, but I think there is a good
change you will be able to decipher some of the code using the keys found on
this website.

"silent leges inter arma" == the laws are silent in the midst of arms.

clue=Regarding Line 4: A Letter of Marque is a licence given by a king to a private vessel, allowing it to carry arms in order to 
use them against the nation's enemies.

clue=The Grendel quote looks like it's a quote from John Gardner's book _Grendel_ (Beowulf from
the monster's POV), but I don't have the text here to verify.

I'm guessing that "The Charles" is the river Charles in Boston...dunno what "the direct route"
would be.  How many ways are there to cross The Charles...?

"first time ever I saw your FACE"?  Series 1969, Hotel California (the mint?), are all these
referring to some specific coin, or money item of some sort?

michelle 06.26.01
clue:  The quote about FIRST TIME is from the themesong of movie but its 
really old and can't remember the name.  I think it dealt with obsessive 
stuff and had a young Eastwood in it.

Bob 07.27.01
clue:  "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face": This was recorded by Roberta Flack and became a best-seller 
when it was used by Clint Eastwood in his 1972 movie "Play Misty For Me." In it, Eastwood is a jazz dj 
who is harrassed by an obsessed female fan. But I tend to agree with Jessica that the reference here is 
probably to the face of some object.

The only other thing I can think of is that the album was originally released in 1971, and there seem 
to be a number of references in the ads to a pact or agreement that was made in 1971.

19 N. 72 E is in Haiti. Earlier ads reference Hispanola.

"Er ruht im Feindesland" occurs elsewhere (11-12-97). Kipwa Condor translates it as German for "He is 
stuck in enemy territory"

Bob: 10.12.01
clue:  In the category of no nit is too small to be picked, that's a semi-colon, not a colon, after "SR/CL". Has it been 
suggested that SR/CL might just mean Senior Class?

clue:  The "seriatim via Bernoulli" appears to relate to the following:

It seems to be some kind of calculation, but it's not something I'm familiar with.

 The "rose without a thorn..." line comes from Schopenhauer's "The World As Will And Idea", published in 1818. -----

The names "winthrop" and "arbella" are a reference to the Winthrop Fleet, in which one ship was named "arbella". More 
info on it can be found here:

The name "morgan" appears to reference an Edmund S. Morgan, who wrote an essay on the Winthrop fleet. I found the 
following info in a bibliography listed on a page I searched:

Morgan, Edmund S. "John Winthrop's `Modell of Christian Charity' in a Wider Context." The Huntington Library Quarterly 50
(Winter 1987): 145-151.


A "brasher dabloon" is a gold coin which iis considered to be one of the rarest and most desired coins in the US. You can 
view one here:

I believe "fresh letters of marquee" are actually supposed to be *french* letters of marquee from whitehall. The answers
should lie in one of the following:
cynic2: 02.01.02
clue: You probably got 10 or 12 people sending you the same clue but the recent stuff with the two coins taped at the bottom is a Brasher Doubloon. Look at the link at the bottom of this page.

somebody using pgp: 05.04.02
Bernoulli Numbers:

clue:  Confession Augustana is dated 1530 so the 459th anniversary is 1989

MrJingles: 11.06.02
I think you all are looking at coordinates incorrectly.  They somehow must apply to RADIO
FREQUENCIES since it says in this one to "abandon the current frequency, as The Pigs have obtained 
at least 1 coordinate."

Juls: 09.04.2003
The name of the song re. 'the first time ever I saw your face' is 'Evergreen'- probably just intended as a
descriptive of the investment referred to following this quote.

Tobasco - 11.02.2003
Seems to be saying, "When you read this, stop using all previously used formulas for coding messages
because "The Pigs" have figured part of the code out. Also, stop broadcasting on the current
frequency. Start using the new frequency which can be deciphered by using 'consonantal metrics' on
the handwritten foreign phrase."

Consonantal metrics = describing the rhythmic structure of languages from acoustic-phonetic
measurement - basically counting numbers of syllables or 'perceived beats' when speaking aloud. The
key is to read aloud the Hebrew text (or whatever language that is) and count the distinct beats
heard. This will give the new coordinates to "set the new focal apperture." If 'apperture' is to be
taken literally, then we're talking about setting the focus of a lens - perhaps a telescope. My
guess, however, is that they're basically talking about a broadcast frequency. Therefore, I assume
because of the way the text is spaced, each group of words, when counting the syllables, will
represent one digit of the frequency to tune into.  There are three groups of symbols so the final
result will be a three digit number which would be consistent with radio frequencies.

If you want to throw in a conspiracy theory or an alien agenda, these guys could be "focusing" a
radio telescope to monitor on a certain frequency for a transmission from space. This would be
consistent with all of the references to equators, globes, stars, etc. 

Eri 06.27.2004
RE: "Et ad haec quis tam idoneus?" is from Corinthians 2, 2:16. It means "And who is sufficient for these things?" Credit
goes to an acquaintance of mine who teaches Latin.

Juls 04.13.2005
19 N 72.48 East is just south of Mumbai (Bombay), India - somewhere on the peninsula that juts down in front of the bay, a
location in its form like some others in the announcments - but how to apply the Gematria?  Maybe we only need the numbers, not the
place itself.

Marcel B 09.05.2005

The Hebrew text is the same quote from Habbakuk I spotted on another text today. This time, it's with vowels, so easier to

Juls 09.19.2005
Re. the Hebrew - this is the end part of verse 4 from Habakkuk 2, "Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in
him: but the just shall live by his faith." (KJV).  In light of Tobasco's clue, here's the transliteration - it's minus the vowels,
which I couldn't figure out, but might be of some help - "VTShDYQ B'aMVNThV YChYH" 

Juls 10/01/2005
	Re. the 'consonantal metrics' to be applied to the Hebrew phrase. I imagine that the 'consonantal metrics' are exactly what
it says - the metric of the consonants in the phrase.  A metric, so far as I'm aware, usually means counting the syllables of each
line - in this case I take it that we count the consonants, and all the Hebrew letters are consonants - so I figure we just count
the letters.  Taking each word of the phrase separately would give us a count of 5,7,4 reading right to left for the Hebrew -
however, 475 is a number we're familiar with here from the address in Riverside Drive, New York, and it may relate to that.

Juls 02.11.2006
Re. item 3 - applying gematria to 459 gives tav (400), nun (50), tet (9), or TNT! - the 'conventional ordnance' ?? It
seems possible that the coordinates following,19 N, 72.48 E, actually refer to a date - 1972 being the year of their 'Agenda' -
the 48 could refer to a numbered item in that agenda which would indicate to those 'in the know' the correct interpretation of
the corresponding gematria.

Eli G. 04.04.2007
The Hebrew geek submits another one...

"V'tzarik be'emunato yihyeh"

Note that the first hei in "yihyeh" has been written as though it were a chet.

Frankly, this phrase doesn't make any sense.

"V'tzarik" - Since it's got a v' and is almost undoubtedly Biblical Hebrew, it means "and [he/it] will need".  In Modern it would
mean "and [he/it] needs".

"be'emunato" - "In his faithfullness."  Note that "faithfullness" has a different meaning from "faith" (as in belief).

"yihyeh" - "[he/it] will be"

Put them in a row, and they don't make sense.  However, notes on writing:

1) The tavs have no dots.
2) The quf has been drawn incorrectly -- again.
3) That tzadi is hideous.
4) The reish has a dot.  Dotting a reish is done purely for ornimentation or out of sheer whim.

Anonymous in Germany 04.04.2007
	#5 German for "he rests in enemy territory"

Perkins 06.29.2008
"The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face," by Robert Flack, was the #1
song in the land on 5/1/72, fwiw.

nonex 10.21.2008
"silent leges inter arma" is a latin phrase which means"the laws are silent in the midst of arms" (or "in times of war")	

anonymous 06.20.09
Comments: "vetzadik be-emunato yihye"

"and the saint will follow his belief"
or perhaps
"and a saint will follow his belief".

The saint will follow his own belief. It's from the bible.

JM 06.03.2013
The first quote ("Ah, Grendel") is, indeed from Gardner's Beowulf. The context of the quote, which 
itself has been pieced together, is rather significant. Grendel is talking to the dragon about the 
apocalypse--"New laws for each new form, of course. New lines of potential. Complexity beyond 
complexity, accident on accident, until--...pick an apocalypse, any apocalypse...It has happened 
in the future. I [the dragon] am the witness."

Further on in the passage, the dragon, speaking rather sarcastically of man's "complexity" says 
"Ah, Grendel! You improve them, my boy! Can't you see that yourself? You stimulate them! You make 
them think and scheme. You drive them to poetry, science, religion, all that makes them what they 
are for as long as they last. You are, so to speak, the brute existent by which they learn to 
define themselves."

The dragon also tells Grendel that, should he stop frightening men, some other brute would replace him.