And here again, as in Occleve, we see that it is for his language rather than for his invention that the poet is praised.
Occleve's poem has not been printed; but see Ritson's Biblioth.
The old man addresses Occleve as his son, and the poet calls his aged monitor father.
Occleve always depicted Chaucer with a rosary in his hand, and his penner, containing his pen and inkhorn, hanging to his vest.
The dissipated life led by the youth of the time appears in the reminiscences of the poet Occleve of his own conduct.
Westminster Gate was then noted for its taverns and cook-shops, at which the lavishness of Occleve made him a welcome guest.
Two followers of Chaucer, Occleve and Lydgate are also generally mentioned.
Occleve, a little later, has no doubt as to the beneficial effects of perusing the romances.