Greece, Lodge, Drayton, Campion, Daniel, Dyer, etc., are some of the foremost lyricists of the age.
Elizabethan songs and lyrics were published in collections or miscellanies, the model for which was provided by Total’s Miscellany, 1558. The Paradise of Dainty Devices, The Gorgeous Gallery of Galen inventions, England’s Helicon, The Passionate Pilgrim etc. are only anew of such anthologies as continued to appear all through the age. In them poor lyrics, lyrics of no merit at all, jostle with the lyrics of the highest quality. Many of them, quite excellent ones, are from the pen of unknown writers. Other has been culled from the stage.