E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Lyly, or Lilly, John
(b. Kent, 1553, d. November, 1606). Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit (1579); Euphues and his England (1580); Alexander and Campaspe (1584); Pap with a Hatchet (1589); Sapho and Phao (1591); Endymion, the Man in the Moon (1592); Euphues Shadow (1592), Galathea (1592); Midas (1592); Mother Bombie (1594), The Woman in the Moon (1597); The Maydes Metamorphoses (1600); Loves Metamorphosis (1601); Six Court Comedies (1632); and Euphues and Lucilla (1716). For Biography, see Colliers History of Dramatic Poetry and W. C. Hazlitts Handbook to Early English Poetry. For Criticism, Hazlitts Age of Elizabeth; Hallams Literature of Europe; Lambs Specimens of English Dramatic Poets; Coleridges Remains; H. Coleridges Notes and Marginalia; and Jusserands History of the English Novel in the Time of Elizabeth. An edition of Lylys dramatic works was edited by F. W. Fairholt in 1858. Exact reprint of Euphues by Arber. See also Morleys English Writers, vols. viii.xi.