It is supicious that in the second enlarged version of "The Golden-grove"(1608)" by William Vaughan 14 new treatises (chapters 16-29) were added in the 3rd part of Book-I, concerned with self-death and fictive answers to the objection of several ancient personalities
In Chap.24 (s.Faksimile) the author deals with the philosphy and logic of the suicide of Lucrecia.-
"Lucrece" (1594) is the second work (following "Venus & Adonis"-1593) published under the name of Shake-speare. "Venus and Adonis" can be assumed to have been written some time before Marlowe's pretended death as a private work but published urgently on the grounds of serious events only weeks after Marlowe's death, to introduce him as a new playwright.- "Lucrece" can be seen as the actual op.1 after Marlowe's life catastrophy. - It represents the poetic metaphor of his serious offence against Queen Elizabeth ("Tarquin"[Marlowe] had "tarred the queen" )
Vaughans "interpretation" expressed by the wisdome of Augustine is that the integrity of the Queen could not be regained unless Marlowe was banished ..."the chastitiy of Lucrece cannot be praysed, unlesse her murther be condemned" If she were an adulteresse, why she is praysed? If she were chaste, why did she kill herselfe?
The argumentation of Vaughan reminds one to "The Ghost of Lucrece(1600) an early appendix to the third edition of Shakespeare's Lucrece by T.M.
It is difficult to conceive, that the powerfull self-confident Shakespeare in his 35th year of life should have allowed it, that his epic poem "Lucrece" was amended by 47 poems and commented in the same book, in the same style, by an unidentifiable "Ghostwriter" T.M., thought to be Thomas Middleton, 19 years of age?
Are there more plausible explanations for these conspicuous features?
( As implausible and absurd as it may sound without background knowledge!)