- n. Plural form of lyrist.
“The brilliant simplicity and pointed grace of the three stanzas to Œnone ( "What conscience, say, is it in thee") recall the lyrists of the Restoration in their cleanlier and happier mood.”
“Poets, lyrists shaped our national consciousness and gave expression to our national aspirations in bygone times - and they are continuing to shape that consciousness to this very day.”
“On the stand was a whole new group of musicians: harpists, lyrists, players of the flageolet and dulcimer, two men sweating over glockenspiels, a group equipped with zithers and citharas and sitars, three women playing nose-flutes, two men with shofars, and a tall, blond man playing a clarino trumpet.”
“Nevertheless this period includes in prose one writer greater than any prose writer of the previous century, namely Francis Bacon, and, further, the book which unquestionably occupies the highest place in English literature, that is the King James version of the Bible; and in poetry it includes one of the very greatest figures, John Milton, together with a varied and highly interesting assemblage of lesser lyrists.”
“The last important group among these lyrists is that of the more distinctly religious poets.”
“There is a book, "Gli Ornamenti delle Donne," which will tell you what that bastion of a fair girl should be; and what it should be those Paduan lyrists will more than assure you Ippolita's was.”
“About this there can be no doubt, however great may seem to be the interval between the ideas of Ovid and those of the Provençal lyrists, not to speak of their greater scholars in Italy, Dante and”
“John Dunlop is entitled to a place in the catalogue of Caledonian lyrists.”
“By fugitive poetry we mean the work of those usually classed as song-writers and lyrists, leaving out the big guns, if we have had any of the latter tribe since Milton, who was himself strongest in short poems.”
“They have occasionally a quaint, antique flavor, suggesting the diction of the Elizabethan lyrists, but without their delicate, elusive richness of melody.”
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