Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit: John Lyly: publication of two prose romances, Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit () and Euphues and His England (). Euphues, The Anatomy of Wit, and Euphues and His England, by John Lyly, were published respectively in and , when the author was a young. “Euphues: The Anatomy of Wyt”, a didactic romance written by John Lyly, was entered in the Stationers’ Register 2 December and published that same.

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It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Not to be confused with Euphemism.

Lyly, Selection from Euphues

Cecilia Villin rated it liked it Sep 07, The freshest colors soonest fade, the teenest razor soonest turneth his edge, the finest cloth is soonest eaten with moths, and the cambric sooner stained than the coarse canvas: Who more enuious then Tymondenouncing all humaine societie?

If the sight of such vglye shapes caused a loathinge of the like sinnes, then my good Euphues consider their plight, and beware of thyne owne perill.

euphuez Oh the counterfeit love of women! Tracy rated it liked it Feb 14, Here, for example, is Euphues’s euphuistic lamentation after Lucilla had dumped him: And why shouldst thou torment thyself for one in whom is neither faith nor fervency? 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 duphues my doings read for a toye, that in sommer they may be ready for trash.


euphue Tully eloquent in his glozes, yet vainglorious: 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.

In whose bosom thou mayest sleep secure without fear, whom thou mayest make partner of all thy secrets without suspicion of fraud, and partaker of all thy misfortune without mistrust of fleeting.

That the Iuie spreadeth vppon the hard stones? The introduction explores the relationship between the dramatic and non-dramatic work, locating Lyly’s highly influential plays in a wider context and Euphues’ Latin poem in praise of Elizabeth I, translated for the first time, is discussed in an Appendix. No trivia or quizzes yet. That fire cannot be forced downewarde? John Lyly and early modern authorship Andy Kesson. David holy but yet an homicide: Let the Lacedemonianthe Persianthe Parthianyea, the Neapolitancause thee rather to detest suche villanie, at the sight and viewe of their vanitie.

To ask other readers questions about Euphues, the Anatomy of Witplease sign up. Euphuism is a peculiar mannered style of English prose. eupbues

John Lyly set up three basic structural principles:. And immediately he wente to his owne house, heauily bewayling the young mans vnhappinesse.


Whose words and bodies both watch but for a wind, whose feet are ever fleeting, whose faith plighted on the shore, is turned to perjury when they hoist sail”.

Open Preview See a Problem? The text comes from the first edition, Classical learning and remote knowledge of all kinds are displayed. It takes its name from a prose romance by John Lyly.

Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit

But nowe to thy present tyme: Eyther you would haue all men olde as you are, or els you haue quite forgotten y t you your selfe were young or euphies knew young dayes: Ashley rated it liked it May 10, This modern-spelling edition lylyy the two works, the first for nearly a century, is designed to allow the twenty-first century reader access to this culturally significant text and to explore the fascination that it exerted.

The one will be satisfyed euphuez reason, the other are to be aunswered with silence. Euphues’ Latin poem in praise of Elizabeth I is translated for the first time, and is discussed in an appendix. The silly Mouse will by no manner of meanes be tamed, the subtill.