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CHAPTER VI
THE LATER ELIZABETHANS

THE years rolled on rapidly. The 'sixties were past, the 'seventies were nearly gone. In 15 qg, the special need of English literature was form. Both The need prose and poetry needed the finish and care- Of form. fulness of which Wyatt and Surrey had been the apostles. In I579 and 1580, three new writers arose, who laid before the lovers of poetry fresh and winning examples of what might be accomplished by poetic thought united with careful form. These three writers were John Lyly, Edmund Spenser, and Sir Philip Sidney.
John Lyly, 1554 ?-1606. Hardly anything is known of John Lyly before 1579 save that he was a university man and attached to the court. His first book, Euphues, that is, " the well endowed by nature," was long looked upon as a model for polite conversation, and affected the style of writing of all literary England for many years. It has a slender thread of story whereon are hung various moral and educational ideas. So far there is nothing
unusual in it. Its peculiarity lay in its style. Lyly uses the balanced sentence to excess, stiffens it with alliteration, and loads it down with similes, a large proportion of them drawn from a half-fabulous natural history. One of his sentences is :

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