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Lyly uses his sketchy story in order , in the first part of his book , to lament the
frailty of woman , the folly of youth , and the illusions of love , and in the second
part , Euphues and his England , to celebrate the glories of England and her
paragingly , “ Young England ' . Since their movement came to nothing it now
seems pretty silly ; a modern historian has described it as ' an ephemeral hotch -
potch of bogus maypoles and real vested interests ' . In fact , ' Young England '
Again : ' England is unrivalled for two things , sporting and politics . They were
combined at Beaumanoir ; for the guests came not merely to slaughter the Duke '
s pheasants , but to hold council on the prospects of the party , which , it was ...
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The Eighteenth Century
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