In the tragic last poems (from Cantus LXVIII) the author reveals in desperate frankness his fate. The poems 68-73 can only be understood as shocking metaphors for Marlowe's downfall.
Cantus 68 describes "metaphorically" the moment of Marlowe's life turning point ("the wounded deer,...deadly wounded, by fatal hand & ,..but he has to "find the way to waile while life doth last."(S.Faksimile)
Cantus 69 brings it to the point: "and mark it well what they [the lines] shall say", [If ".... then read them all , they do but show their maisters fall").
In "The Autors Conclusion" it once again becomes evident, that AVISA is the authors own self: his Muse
Then blame me not, if I protest
my sillie Muse shall still commend
This constant A [visa] , above the rest
In Shakespeare's early play "→Love's Labour's Lost [LLL]" (Act IV/2-1594/95?) ) Holofernes extemporizes "an Epitaph on the death of a deer, to humour the ignorant(...) called the deer, the princess killed, a pricket",(click →Faksimile LLL, Epitaph, First Folio)
Repeatedly the concealed author has taken up the idea of the wounded deer [wounded hart] under other pseudonyms such as Bartolomew Griffin (1596) Henry Peacham (1612) or George Wither (1634). See Faksimiles!
(397) The stepwise disclosure of the multiple pen names of the "true" Shakespeare: H.W: Henry Willobie Part 6
Marlowe and the metaphor of the slain deer .
There can be little doubt that the metaphor of the slain deer in "WILLOBIE HIS AVISA" as well as in other literary examples (under different pseudonym "Shake-speare"1594?, "Peacham" 1612, "Wither 1635") clearly stands for the killed "majestic" Marlowe, taking into consideration in each case the surrounding literary context.
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