John Lyly

John Lyly (Lilly or Lylie; c. 1553 or 1554 – November 1606) was an English writer, poet, dramatist, playwright, and politician, best known for his books Euphues, The Anatomy of Wit (1578) and Euphues and His England (1580). Lyly's literary style, originating in his first books, is known as euphuism.

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1632 Blount published Six Court Comedies, the first printed collection of Lyly's plays. 1592) Midas (1592) Mother Bombie (1594) Lyly's other plays include Love's Metamorphosis (though printed in 1601, possibly Lyly's earliest play — the surviving version is likely a ... The Maid's Metamorphosis (1600) have been attributed to Lyly, but on altogether insufficient grounds ...

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    Pan’s Syrinx was a girl indeed,
    Though now she’s turned into a reed;
    From that dear reed Pan’s pipe does come,
    A pipe that strikes Apollo dumb;
    Nor flute, nor lute, nor gittern can
    So chant it, as the pipe of Pan;
    —John Lyly (1553–1606)