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Reeves Tale

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Thomas Wright says that this tale occurs frequently in the jest and story-books of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Boccaccio has given it in the Decameron, evidently from a fabliau, which has been printed in Barbazan under the title of De Gombert et des Deux Clers. Chaucer took the story from another fabliau, which Wright has given in his Anecdota Literaria, p. 15.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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