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Euphues

[yoo-fyoo-eez] /ˈyu fyuˌiz/
noun
1.
the main character in John Lyly's works Euphues, the Anatomy of Wit (1579), and Euphues and His England (1580).
Compare euphuism.
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  • Euphues, in fact, is not so much a reflection of, as a Glasse for Europe.

    John Lyly John Dover Wilson
  • The plays were not read or absorbed by their author's contemporaries and successors; Euphues was.

    John Lyly John Dover Wilson
  • In the domain of style, Euphues was dynamical; the plays were not.

    John Lyly John Dover Wilson
  • Certainly Euphues does not prove that Puritanism was latent in him.

    John Lyly John Dover Wilson
  • I have said that it is very important to distinguish between the two parts of Euphues.

    John Lyly John Dover Wilson
  • All the faults of its predecessor are present in Euphues and his England, but they are not so conspicuous.

    John Lyly John Dover Wilson
  • But the importance of Euphues was in its influence, not in its actual achievement.

    John Lyly John Dover Wilson
  • And indeed we may say this not only of Euphues but of Elizabethan fiction as a whole.

    John Lyly John Dover Wilson
  • He writes Arcadia for Euphues but the substitution is legitimate.

    John Lyly John Dover Wilson
  • Euphues is one of the books that would prompt to that very remark.

    The Bibliotaph Leon H. Vincent

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