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  • For to an historicall poeme no certain number is limited, but as the matter fals out: also a _distick_ or couple of verses is not to be accompted a staffe, but serues for a continuance as we see in Elegie,

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  • For to an historicall poeme no certain number is limited, but as the matter fals out: also a distick or couple of verses is not to be accompted a staffe, but serues for a continuance as we see in Elegie, Epitaph, Epigramme or such meetres, of plaine concord not harmonically entertangled, as some other songs of more delicate musick be.

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  • And the first distance for the most part goeth all by _distick_ or couples of verses agreeing in one cadence, and do passe so speedily away away and so often returne agayne, as their tunes are neuer lost, nor out of the eare, one couple supplying another so nye and so suddenly, and this is the most vulgar proportion of distance or situation, such as vsed _Chaucer_ in his Canterbury tales, and _Gower_ in all his workes.

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  • And the first distance for the most part goeth all by distick or couples of verses agreeing in one cadence, and do passe so speedily away and so often returne agayne, as their tunes are neuer lost, nor out of the eare, one couple supplying another so nye and so suddenly, and this is the most vulgar proportion of distance of situation, such as vsed Chaucerin his Canterbury tales, and Gower in all his workes.

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