John Lyly

John Lyly

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"[...]1580, and the Hekatompathia of Thomas Watson, are both dedicated to him, and he seems to have acted as patron to most of Lyly's literary associates when they left Oxford for London. Lyly became his private secretary; and as the Earl was himself a dramatist, though his comedies are now lost, his influence must have confirmed in our author those dramatic aspirations, which were probably acquired at Oxford; and we have every reason for believing that Lyly was still his secretary when he was publishing his two first plays, Campaspe and Sapho, in 1584. But this point will require a fuller treatment at a later stage of our study. Somewhere about 1585 Fate settled once and for all the lines on which Lyly's genius was to develop, for at[...]."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 172g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507703619
  • 9781507703618