Musophilus, or A Generall Defence of Learning

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A verse dialogue in six‐ and eight‐lined stanzas by S. Daniel, dedicated to his friend Fulke Greville, published 1599.

Musophilus defends the claims of culture against the worldly arts practised by Philocosmus, the unlettered man of action. The poem shows at its best Daniel's gift for moral reflection in dignified but plain language, and his faith in a poetic vocation independent of worldly recognition.

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