[PDF Notes] Present a brief introduction of Thomas Occleve’s important work

Thomas Decline’s A Letter of Cupid is an allegory in the manner of the Legend of Good women. But instead of Chaucer’s humor, imagination, and realism, we get too much of dry reasoning.

His ‘The Regimen of Princes’ is most important work. It was written to win the favor of Henry V, then Prince of Wales. It is a series of lesson laying down the rules of conduct for princes. It is didactic and utilitarian, and not a work of art, Compton-Rickets says, “There is no duller dog in literature than Occleve.”

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