The elegy (see small excerpt above, line 492-503) reads throughout like a -->blueprint on the tragic fate of Christopher Marlowe. On the basis of many logical arguments William Peter's ostensible destiny by no means can have been shown or meant in the text (e.g.: " oh that he dyes but once, but doubly lives, once in his proper self, then in his name ; ... and had the genius completed possilibited to keep him safe ... He died in life , yet in his death he lives ... ").
The assignment difficulties of the elegy to its true author can be solved when you realize that the author (Marlowe /alias Pseudonym W.S. = William Shakespeare) ("t'enroll my name, as this of thine ") used the opportunity to poetically illustrate and conceal his own presumed destiny of a deadly stab in the head behind the current fate of a preceding current event of William Peter.
Heated debates on the assignments of the poem to Shakespeare (W.S.) and later to John Ford - based on an analysis of grammatical patterns and idiosyncratic word usage - with extensive press attention from the -->New York Times and -->other newspapers may be resolved when we realize that not only Shakespeare but also John Ford belonged to the multiplicity of pseudonyms or alias names of the concealed poet genius Christopher Marlowe.
Read also Blog 214 ! and QUIZ Nr.55