Catherine Bates (1991), '"A Large Occasion of Discourse": John Lyly and the Art of Civil Conversation', Review of English Studies, 42, pp. 469–86.
C. T. Prouty (Columbia, 1942), 87. See also Wotton, A courtlie controuersie, sig. M2': 'It is a great matter, replied Sir bel Aceueil, how these Maidens continually desire quarels and contention'; and Grantham, Thirtene most plesant and delectable questions, sig. L7: 'we haue
30 The convention is so common in questione d'amore texts as to be virtually universal. On Castiglione's use of this formula, see Rebhorn, Courtly Performances, 134-5.