We may notice that Lyly's songs were not printed till long after Shakespeare's death, but doubtless he had listened to them.
It was as a novelist that Lyly first came before the world of English letters.
Did Lyly not grow wearied of perpetually riding these alliterative trick-ponies?
This was Hakluyt, who must have been known to Lyly; and for the following reason.
In an audience thus susceptible to innuendo Lyly saw his opportunity.
And moreover Gosson's style does not read like an imitation of Lyly.
Lyly was not the first to appropriate and develop the Guevaristic style.
And here again we must reassert the significance of Lyly's appeal to women.
These are the three chief points of interest about Lyly, but they do not exhaust the problems he presents.
This change is first expressed by Lyly in his second novel and later in his dramas.