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John, 1554?–1606, English writer of romances and plays.
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How to use Lyly in a sentence
Again, in Lyly's "Euphues," p. 33: "That far fet and deere bought, is good for ladies."
He was always averse to affectation, literary or otherwise, and in Elegy viij deliberately condemns Lyly's fantastic style.Minor Poems of Michael Drayton|Michael Drayton
Scott, however, had not studied Lyly sufficiently, and Sir Piercie raves bombastically rather than talks euphuistically.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
He published an edition of the dramatic works of Lyly in 1856.
Today we still read the work of the initiators, Lyly, Greene, Kyd.Dramatic Technique|George Pierce Baker
British Dictionary definitions for Lyly
/ (ˈlɪlɪ) /
John. ?1554–1606, English dramatist and novelist, noted for his two romances, Euphues, or the Anatomy of Wit (1578) and Euphues and his England (1580), written in an elaborate styleSee also euphuism
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