show careful workmanship, though a great deterioration had crept in the art of drama at the time when he was writing. But there is one important difference between Donne and Browning. Moreover, he was the first poet to use the metre which was made famous by Tennyson in In Memoriam. The Puritan movement stood for liberty of the people from the shackles of the despotic ruler as well as the introduction of morality and high ideals in politics. Piers Plowmanand Sir Gawainare masterpieces which look back to Old English. Chaucers poems are designed to be read aloud, in the first instance by himself. Even so the collection amounts to some 17,000 lines mainly of rhyming verse, but with some passages of prose. Like the metaphysical, the label Cavalier is not correct, because a Cavalier means a royalistone who fought on the side of the king during the Civil War.
He is mainly the writer of comedies dealing the seamy side of London life, and the best-known of them are: Michaelmas Terms; A Trick to Catch the Old One, A Mad World, My Masters, Your Five Gallants, A Chaste Mayd in Cheapside. This epic poem of the 8th century is in Anglo-Saxon, now more usually described as Old English. Thomas Heywood resembles very much Dekker in his gentleness and good temper. In the field of literature this spirit manifested itself in the form of criticism, which in England is the creation of the Seventeenth Century. Though he completely identified himself with Puritanism, he possessed such a strong personality that he cannot be taken to represent any one but himself. In a tale of love (for the green knights wife) and subsequent eceit, Gawain emerges with little honour. Of the Black Death.