let base conceited wits admire wild things
Faire Phoebus lead me to the Muses spring
Ovids Elegy 15 (Book I) ends a few lines later with the lines: ( Marlowes Translation) :
Then though death rakes my bones in funeral fire
I'l live , and as he pulls me down, mount higher.
The title of the Elegy 15/I (→ Marlowes free translation) :
To the envious, that the fame of poets lasts forever
What may have been the motivation of Shakspere from Stratford, to begin his op.1 with the last lines of Ovid's Elegy I/15, which deals with the last things, the death and the ever-lasting fame of the dead poet? One can be certain that lines on the title page of his first work are significant, they must bear a deeper (ambiguous) meaning!
Is it really so far-fetched, (derived from significant contextual relations - not mentioned here- between Marlowe, Shakespeare and Jonson) to develop the plausible working hypothesis of the poet Genius Marlowe, telling the world he didn't die but is alive ("I'le live"), beeing forced to borrow or invent authornames, such as Shakespeare or J.D.? It's by no means certain - as commonly believed - that J.D. was John Davies, why not John Donne, John Dee, John Dickenson, John Dunbar etc.