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R. Headlam Wells (1983), 'Elizabethan Epideictic Drama: Praise and Blame in the Plays of Peele and I Lyly', Cahiers Élisabéthains, 23. pp. 15–33.

TimehasreversedthejudgmentofWaller'simmediatecontemporaries; butifwenolongerregardhimasoneofthegreatestpoetsoftheseventeenth century,itcannotbesaidthatDrydendoesmuchtorestoreourbeliefinthe valueofepideicticliteratureeither.Panegyric,itmustbeadmitted,didnot inspiretheacknowledgedmasteroftheagetohisgreatestefforts.