We find, however, two fair examples of the virelay in the poem of Anelida, viz.
The virelay seems to have been in vogue in earlier English poetry.
This may be called a virelay in the English sense, and is possibly what Chaucer intended by that name.
A virelay is a poem in an unusual metre, of which examples are very rare.
The chevalier was singing a virelay which he accompanied by striking Rolande against the branches, then barren of foliage.