→"THE GHOST of Lucrece" by an author T.M. Gent.
[A rare, almost unknown Piece! There exists only a single copy of this work].
with 47 additional Stanzas (same rhime scheme - ababbcc) with an own title, a dedication [to Lord Compton] and a Prolog.
It is neither conceivable nor plausible or logic that at the height of Shakespeare's career in his 35th year of life (1600) the powerfull, self-confident poet and dramatist would or could have allowed it that his poetic epos "Lucrece" was amended and commented in the same style by an unidentifiable "Ghostwriter" T.M., later putatively identified as Thomas Middleton (at the age of 19) .
Who is this gentleman and author T.M.?. He prompts the reader to look under the base tipe*1) of Tarquins name in order to discover "figures of inquitie" (read examplary stanzas above). The true author of "Lucrece" obviously plays a part in this "ghost"poem. He differentiates between himself ( I, me, my ) and his metaphoric figure "Tarquin" (he , himselfe). The real author reflects the shame, the tragedy, the stage, the subject , the murdered one.
*1) SOED Tipe,Type ,the summit.acme or highest point (of honor,dignity etc.) 1603