While cruising some “Shakespeare quotes” pages I noticed a citation to this work dropped in there amid Venus and Adonis, the sonnets and the plays just like it was no big deal. Stuck out like a sore thumb!
The wiki seems to have the truth of it — people lump the whole collection under Shakespeare’s name, but in reality it’s a collection of sonnets from other sources and authors. Shakespeare’s contribution comes from Love’s Labour’s Lost, while Marlowe’s is “The Passionate Pilgrim To His Love.”
Is there more to this? Should I pay more attention? Or does this about sum it up?