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according to the ordinary pronunciation of many such words:
He came at his commandement on hie.
Chaucer. " Knight's Tale "
Right in the middest of the threshold lay.
Spenser. "Fairy Queen."
It may here be pointed out that in our older poetry final syllables were sounded which have since entirely disappeared or become mute, such as
and also that many words were differently accented three hundred years ago; for instance, farewell, revenue, twilight, canonized, aspect, complete.
* This is further illustrated by presenting the opening lines of the Prologue to the " Canterbury Tales," scanned:—