Vaughan realized that (s.Faksimile, using the Plural Majestastis) here will be objected against us diverse examples of such, as have killed themselves ...
Marlowe survived his deadly threatened life (1593) by inventing the idea that he was killed, but changing identity and name. The new chapters (added), examine the death of wise ancient sublects,"... who doubtless - itselfe-murther had been unlawfull- would not have attempted such an horrible fact..." The new chapters clearly seem to be appended as late similes, allegories, or metaphors of the author's (Marlowe) unnatural death....For William Vaughan, his motifs to incorporate these late treatises do not make enough logical sense.
Cleombrotus, (chapt.21) "...to the end he might depart out of his life which is a kind of death..." ...death thinking sweet, said,farewell life, though Plato taught no so. Plato: god would be angrie, if any man would attend such a fact... His wife [Anchita, daughter of Leonidas, King of Sparta] commuted Cleombrutus' death sentence to banishment and exile".
Curtius Marcus (Chapt.22) " ....mother the earth gaped for that which was most precious within the Citie. Curtius sacrificed himself, plunged in full armor on his horse in the eartquake gap, whereupon the earth closed over him and Rome was saved.
Cato (Chapt.23) Marcus Porcius the younger (95BC-45BC). A noted orator, is remembered for his tenacity (especially in his lengthy conflict with Julius Caesar, as well as his immunity to bribes , his moral integrity, and his famous distaste for the ubiquitous corruption of the period.... "Cato killed himselfe"(...) he would not have done it, but that he tooke it impatiently that Caesar was conqueror. If Cato had been constant & magnanimous, then should he have showed himselfe so be such when he fell into miserie.
Lucrecia (Chapt.24) (see Blog 291)
Samson (chapt.25) According to the biblical account Samson was given supernatural strength by God in order to combat his enemies and perform heroic feats such as killing a lion ... his misery was dishonorable unto God, pulled down the house upon the Philistenes and died himselfe with them. Yet can he not be sayed properly to kill himselfe. I graunt that he died: but hee proposed not his end unto himselfe, that he might die"......"Samson was a figure of Christ, which vanquished more at his death, then in all his life..."
Jonas (Chapt.26) Now as the lawiers say,: Whosever worketh by another seemeth to consent himselfe. So Jonas doth seeme to be accessary unto his owne death.- He had beene three dayes in the whales belly, so Christ should be 3 dayes in the heart of the earth.
Razis, (Chapt.27) A biblical figure, (2 Maccabees 14:37-46), "one of the elders of Jerusalem, a lover of his countrymen, and a man of very good report, who for his kindness was called a father of the Jews"[King James Bible Cambr.Ed.)] was denounced to Nicanor as one who loved his fellow Jews"and deadly attacked..Razis, who thought in himselfe, that if he should live in such sort, it would be reprochful and shamefull both to his stocke and kinne.(...) I answer that those bookes are not Canonical, but Apocrypha, and so that no opinion may be confirmed by them.
There are significant arguments that William Vaughan (similar to Shake-speare) belonged to the multiplicity of pseudonyms of the poet-genius Marlowe!
( As implausible and absurd as it may sound without a background knowledge !)