Can be confusedlyricist lyrist
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The Parisian did not cease to be a Provençal; and the novelist was a lyrist still.The Nabob, Volume 1 (of 2)|Alphonse Daudet
The little encore song, which generally appeared anonymously, was the opening wedge for the American lyrist.Contemporary American Composers|Rupert Hughes
To be the lyrist of a righteous revolution, and above all to be the people's poet, is in itself no small distinction.The Poems of Philip Freneau, Volume I (of III)|Philip Freneau
His extant shorter poems, however, whether early or late, offer no excuse for claiming high rank for him as a lyrist.
He is the first Scottish lyrist and the introducer of the pastoral to English literature.A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature|John W. Cousin