Interestingly in the "Passages before the Book" the author introduces (s. Faksimile above) his "publishing philosphy" allegorically:
a) he uses pseudonyms as nameless names [nameless SOED-1591= anonymous, unknown, 1593 = bearing no legitimate name]
b) their shame ["SOED loss of reputation "his work] should shine on him, beeing a No-body
c) as a No-body, he lives incognito, an invisible anonymous person (see Blog 297)
d) he claims responsability for using pseudonyms ("beares the blame")
Some related questions: 1)The author also dedicates a sonett to his namesake (To my right Worthily-beloved Sir John Davies Knight, Atturney generall of ireland) saying: Your nature so affects my Name that both your Name and Nature are mine owne: and in their love to both, affect your fame; yet having not like fortunes, live unknowne;- What all of this mean?
2) Why Davies was so heavily informed and connected with the Elisabethan-Jacobean "High Society", but Shakespeare in no way whatsoever?
3) Isn' t it too much of a coincidence, that at the same time 2 different high profile poets with the same name John Davies (->Sir J.D. and J.D.of Hereford ->1 , ->2) wrote at the same time as Shakespeare? (s. Blog 297)
(similar to Shake-speare) ( As implausible and absurd as it may sound without a background knowledge !)