In the autumn of 1504 he began his Decennali, or Annals of Italy, a poem composed in rough terza rima.
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Sidney followed with the sestine and terza rima and with various experiments in classic metres, none of which took root on English soil.
Among his other productions was an edition of Hesiod's Works and Days, with valuable notes, and a translation in terza rima.
His letter, in terza rima, to Lucy, Countess of Bristol, is one of the finest examples of this form in English literature.
But Daniel employs rime royal and terza rima, while some modern epistles have been cast in short iambic rhymed measures or in blank verse.
Besides these lyrical compositions are the semi-epical or allegorical Trionfi - Triumphs of Love, Chastity, Death, Fame, Time and Divinity, written in terza rima of smooth and limpid quality.