In the very lines that the Duke is offering him sympathy, Shakespeare is acrostically
describing Aegeon's greatest desire--he wants his long-lost baby son
Walton was by no means the only medieval English writer to sign his name acrostically
within the very fabric of his text.
There are the four letters that make up Hollander's first name, presented acrostically
in the eighty-ninth tessera (of which there are 144 in toto).
Wolfgang Braunfels and Walter Horn both have likened it to Carolingian literature, to the carmina figurata, the acrostically
formed picture verses so popular at this time.
Twelve Psalms of the Old Testament are written acrostically
, the 119th being an ingenious alphabetic acrostic.