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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Poetry originally accompanied by the lyre, in which the poet sings his own passions, sure of a sympathetic response from others in like circumstances with himself.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Lyric Poetry'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/l/lyric-poetry.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.