Definition of John Lyly
1. Noun. English writer noted for his elaborate style (1554-1606).
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1. A History of English Dramatic Literature to the Death of Queen Anne by Adolphus William Ward (1899)
"John Lyly IN the group of dramatists of whom I propose to treat 16o|4~ under the title of Shakspere's Predecessors,' the first place in order of chronology ..."
2. A History of English Dramatic Literature to the Death of Queen Anne by Adolphus William Ward (1899)
"I seqq., On John Lyly and his Works, and Fleay, English Drama, ii. ... (1872 and 1873), and the very careful treatise, John Lyly and Euphuism, ..."
3. The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by Thomas Humphry Ward (1920)
"The airy mirthful plays and pretty little songs of the 'witty, comical, facetiously quick and unparalleled John Lyly,' as his publisher described him, ..."
4. American Journal of Philology by Project Muse, JSTOR (Organization) (1904)
"The Complete Works of John Lyly, now for the first time collected and edited from the earliest Quartos, with Life, Bibliography, Essays, Notes, and Index. ..."
5. Representative English Plays: From the Middle Ages to the End of the by John Strong Perry Tatlock, Robert Grant Martin (1916)
"... comedy. liy the time that John Lyly inaugurated, with Alexander and í'am¡iaa¡tf, the great period of Elizabethan drama, the leaven of the Renascence had ..."
6. English Writers: An Attempt Towards a History of English Literature by Henry Morley, William Hall Griffin (1892)
"COURT PLAYS : John Lyly AND GEORGE PEELE. John Lyly, after the publication of his " Euphues in England," was an entertainer of the Court with comedies ..."
7. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1898)
"Hark, hark! with what a pretty throat Poor Robin Redbreast tunes his note! Hark, how the jolly cuckoos sing "Cuckoo," to welcome in the spring. John Lyly. ..."
8. Shakespere's Predecessors in the English Drama by John Addington Symonds (1884)
"John Lyly. I. The Publication of'Euphues'—Its Two Parts—Outline of the Story.— II. ... It was written by John Lyly, a member of Magdalen College, Oxford, ..."