Line 30 of the Man of Law’s Tale and the Medieval Malkyn.
The name “Malkyn” (C. 1. 179-80) is stereotypical in ME of lowly rank, unsophistication, and unattractiveness, at least as judged according to courtly standards; and association with lechery (as in the Man of Law’s Tale) represents an extension of the stereotype.
ELN 24 (1986): 15-20.
Fletcher, Alan J.