Myles challenges the convention of the `medieval mind' and perceives new semantic sophistication in Chaucer's language.And one can add here previously ignored evidence from the Medieval English Dictionary which solidifies this association: s.v., a#39;Also . . . panne . . .a#39;: a#39;1. (a) a garment ... that such a reading also helps associate the Friara#39;s widow with that most famous widow of The Canterbury Tales, the a#39;clooth-makynga#39; (GP I 447) Wife of Bath. The Wife had worked a negative characterization of friars into her tale as requital for an intervention of the Friar at the end of her Prologue. The Friara#39;s play withanbsp;...
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