Messenius was a genuine poet; the lyrics he introduces have something of the charm of the old ballads.
The lyrics clutched at her heart.
He also produced many national lyrics of great beauty.
2), from which it would appear that he composed lyrics of a light, agreeable kind.
The percentage of educated men who have written little volumes of lyrics is surprisingly large, and this may be accounted for by the old Portuguese custom of reciting poetry with musical accompaniment.