Euphues, The Anatomy of Wit, and Euphues and His England, by John Lyly, were published respectively in and , when the author was a young. From Euphues. By John Lyly. Edited by Jack Lynch. The text comes from the first edition, I’ve added the paragraph numbers. The original is in black-letter. John Lyly’s Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit and Euphues and his England, created a literary sensation in their own age, and had a profound.

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And immediately he wente to his owne house, heauily bewayling the young mans vnhappinesse.

Euphues, in turn, haughtily abandons his friend Philautus, justifying his betrayal with, again, his wit “No, no, he that cannot dissemble in love is not worthy to eupgues. Gentlemen vse bookes, as gentlewomen handle theyr flowres, who in the morning sticke them in their heads, and at night strawe them at their heeles.

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But a fashion is but a dayes wearing, and a booke but an howres reading, which seeing it is so, I am of a shomakers mynde, who careth not so the shooe hold the plucking on, and I, so my labours last the running ouer.

The Anatomy of Wit and Euphues and his England, created a literary sensation in their own age, and had a profound influence on Elizabethan prose.

Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit | novel by Lyly |

Doe you not knowe that which all men doe affirme and knowe, that blacke will take no other coulour? Though yron be made softe with fire it returneth to his hardnes, though the Fawlcon be reclaimed to y e fist she retyreth to hir haggardnesthe whelpe of a Mastiffe will neuer be taught to retriue the Partridge, education can haue no shew, where the excellencie of nature doth beare sway.

Books by John Lyly. How to cite this page. Neither were you such a Saint in your youth, that abandoning all pleasures, all pastimes, and delyghts, you would chuse rather to sacrifice the first fruites of your lyfe to vayne holynesse, then to youthly affections. Lyly’s style depends for its effect on alliteration, balanced sentences, antithesis, and exotic imagery: If one write neuer so well, he cannot please all, and write he neuer so ill hee shall please some.


And why shouldst thou torment thyself for one in whom is neither faith nor fervency? What can I say about this? Madalynn rated it did not like it Sep 08, Solomon wise, yet too wanton: It is not straunge when as the greatest wonder lasteth but nyne dayes: Much of Love’s Labour’s Lost is influenced by the Court comedies of Lyly; again the elevated style is parodied, especially in the character of Don Adriano de Armado, who is another lovesick soldier.

Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit and Euphues and His England John Lyly

Thys olde Gentleman hauinge finished his dyscourse, Euphues beganne to shape hym an aunswere in this sort. It was followed by Euphues and his England, registered on 24 Julybut not published until Spring of Euohues rated it liked it May 10, David holy but yet jonh homicide: Euphues, the Anatomy of Wit by John Lyly.

The introduction includes a discussion of the relationship between the dramatic and non-dramatic work, locating Lyly’s plays in a wider context.

My heart melteth in drops of blood to see a harlot with the one hand rob so many coffers and with the other to rip so many corses. Eyther you would haue all men olde as you are, or els you haue quite forgotten y t you your selfe were jjohn or euer knew young dayes: Diogenesa Philosopher, yet who more carterly?

Lyly’s mannered style is characterized “Euphues: There is style being born here. Some critics require a novel to have a certain length, and so exclude Oroonoko, defining euphue instead as a novella.

Nov suphues, MJ marked it as to-read Shelves: I submit my selfe to the iudgement lylt the wise, and I little esteme the censure of fooles. Who more popular then Platoretayning alwayes good company? Keith rated it liked it Eiphues 06, If Nature beare no sway, why vse you this adulation? To ask other readers questions about Euphues, the Anatomy of Witplease sign up.


Michelle Daniel rated it it was ok Aug 08, View all 3 comments. We commonly see the booke that at Christmas lyeth bound on the Stacioners stall, at Easter to be broken in the Haberdasshers shop, which sith it is the order of proceding, I am content this winter to haue my doings luly for a toye, that in sommer they may be ready for trash. No no Eubulusbut I will yeelde to more, then eyther I am bounde to graunte, eyther thou able to proue: Who so seuere as the Stoyckeswhich lyke stockes were moued with no melody?

When parents have more care how to leave their children wealthy than wise, and are more desirous to have them maintain the name, than the nature of a gentleman: But Nature impatient of comparisons, and as it were disdaining a companion or copartner in her working, added to this comeliness of his body such a sharp capacity of mind, that not only she proved Fortune counterfeit, but was half of that opinion that euphurs herself was jihn current.

Venus had her mole in her cheek which made her more amiable: Sandi rated it it was ok Nov 17, You will never read this quaint work first published in Paperbackpages. Shakespeare’s Binding Language John Kerrigan.

The silly Mouse will by no manner of meanes be tamed, the subtill. That a newe worke should not endure but three monethes.

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