[PDF Notes] Very short paragraph on Chaucer as a metrical artist

Chaucer is one of the most musical of English poets, and the felicity of his diction and the music of his verse has been a source of delight to countless generations of readers of English poetry. Professor Skeat has given a list of no less than thirteen meters which he introduced into English poetry, consisting for the most part of modifications and alterations of French and Italian models.

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