This is but a mild example of the "unnatural natural philosophy" which Euphues has made famous.
Euphues became the rage, and its literary style the fashion.
So Euphues is a very Malvolio among books, cross-gartered and wreathed as to its countenance with set smiles.
Nearly every character in the book preaches, and Euphues is the most gifted of them all.
Other little delicate turns of phrase may be found in the mine of Euphues—for the digging.
Euphues and Philautus fill their talk with evidences of a classical training.
So in Lyly's Euphues: "Philantus went into the fields to walk there, either to digest his choler, or chew upon his melancholy."
The plays were not read or absorbed by their author's contemporaries and successors; Euphues was.
I have said that it is very important to distinguish between the two parts of Euphues.
Certainly Euphues does not prove that Puritanism was latent in him.