To the close of the Italian period belongs the incomplete Legend of Good Women. The different legends have been borrowed form Latin sources, though they have been freely altered to suit the purpose of Chaucer’s. The poem is remarkable for its narrative skill and charm and show Chaucer’s mastery over the Heroic couplet. As Albert points out, “The poem is the first known attempt in English to use the Heroic Couplet, which is nonetheless, handled with great skill and freedom.”