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- n. Plural form of idylist.
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This was exactly what the Greek idylists did, -- that is, the best of them.
Well, our English poet felt with the Greek idylists, and in the poem called "An Invocation" he beautifully expresses this sympathy.
Well, after this disgression, to return to the subject of Theocritus, the greatest of the idylists.
I must explain somewhat; otherwise you might not be able to imagine what it means, because it was written to be read by those only who are acquainted with Theocritus and the Greek idylists.