He belongs, as a poet, to the school of Chaucer and Lydgate.
And Lydgate alone had aught of the true male principle about him.
Concerning the chronological order of his works, and his versification, see "Lydgate's Temple of Glas," ed.
The poems of Lydgate and Gower were added to those of Chaucer.
Lydgate copies Chaucer rather closely, in his Fall of Princes, fol.
Mr. Brown contends that Barbours redactor borrowed from Lydgate.
But from the beginning of the new century, in the work of men like Lydgate and Caxton, a new habit of comment becomes noticeable.
Lydgate, you know, died in the year 1440, at the age of sixty.
And Lydgate traces all the beauty of rhetoric to Calliope, "that with thyn hony swete sugrest tongis of rethoricyens."
Lydgate copies this line in his Hors, Shepe, and Goos, l. 155.