Sketches Of The History Of Literature And Learning In England (volume 3-4); With Specimens Of The…

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byGeorge Lillie Craik

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1845. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... LYLY-- KYD--LODGE. Mai-low, Greene, and Peelc are the most noted names among those of our dramatists who belong exclusively to the age of Elizabeth ; but some others that have less modern celebrity may perhaps be placed at least on the same line with the two latter. John Lyly, the Euphuist, as he is called, from one of his prose works, which will be noticed presently, is, as a poet, in his happiest efforts, elegant and fanciful; but his genius was better suited for the lighter kinds of lyric poetry than for the drama. He is the author of nine dramatic pieces, but of these seven are in prose, and only one in rhyme and one in blank verse. All of them, according to Mr. Collier, "seem to have been written for court entertainments, although they were also performed at theatres, most usually by the children of St. Paul's and the Revels." They were fitter, it might be added, for beguiling the listlessness of courts than for the entertainment of a popular audience, athirst for action and passion, and very indifferent to mere ingenuities of style. All poetical readers, however, remember some songs and other short pieces of verse with, which some of them arc interspersed, particularly a delicate little anacreontic in that entitled Alexander and Campaspe, beginning-- Cupid and my Campaspe played At cards for kisses, &c. Mr. Collier observes that Malone must have spoken from a very superficial acquaintance with Lyly's works when he contends that his plays are comparatively free from those affected conceits and remote allusions that characterise most of his other productions. Thomas Kyd, the author of the two plays of Jeronimo and the Spanish Tragedy (which is a continuation of the former), besides a translation of another piece from the French, appears to be called " Sporti...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1845. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... LYLY-- KYD--LODGE. Mai-low, Greene, and Peelc are the most noted names among those of our dramatists who belong exclusively to the ag...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:134 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217871852

ISBN - 13:9780217871853

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