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He argues instead that Lyly is "burlesquing the panegyrical creatures of his predecessors," and that he thereby "contrives to dissociate himself from the act of flattery by distancing himself from the conventional panegyrical art of his fellow-writers.
In topical poetry, newspaper columns, panegyrical essays, personal diaries, and hastily published biographies, Wellington's funeral--more accurately, its stunning visual effect--was one of the most scrutinized topics of the day.
The panegyrical introduction in the above quote assures us that the description that follows is of the twelve instruments invented by Ghazan and also that they are in their original forms, because it implies that the treatise was written during Ghazan's lifetime (or between 1300 and 1304).