It was compiled by a dedicated anagrammatist
who signed on as "Amaranth." Little is known about him except that he was a Pittsburgh attorney with the surname of Lovejoy.
Ove Michaelsen, an expert anagrammatist
, has found a number of remarkable anagrams by hand and a four (indicated by asterisks) using the online search engine anagramgenius.com.
However, since Ignatius was not only a saint but also a master anagrammatist
, he mused on the musical dilemma by anagramming TEARS instead of weeping them.