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That the ottava rima on the one hand, and the sonnet on the other, may have suggested the idea of it is quite possible.A History of English Literature|George Saintsbury
The ottava rima of the Italians, the natural outcome of Keats's turning to Italy for his story.Keats: Poems Published in 1820|John Keats
Boccaccio's favourite stanza in the Teseide, known as the ottava rima, ends with two lines that form an heroic couplet.Chaucer's Works, Volume 3 (of 7)|Geoffrey Chaucer
It is in ottava rima, with the translation prefixed to it of the Latin poem Furor Petroniensis.
The plays are almost uniformly written in ottava rima, and poorly printed in double columns.Early Illustrated Books|Alfred W. Pollard