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1. Record Number: 1115
Author(s): Furrow, Melissa.
Title : A Minor Comic Poem in a Major Romance Manuscript: "Lyarde" [brief tale of impotent old husbands put to shame by friars].
Source: Forum for Modern Language Studies , 32., 4 ( 1996):  Pages 289 - 302.
Year of Publication: 1996.

2. Record Number: 11822
Author(s): Rudat, Wolfgang E. H.
Title : Reading Chaucer's Earnest Games: Folk-Mode or Literary Sophistication? [There is no strict difference between the categories of "ernest" (serious, moral) and "game" (light, entertaining) in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. The Merchant's Tale, a bawdy fabliau about an unfaithful wife and impotent husband, is an example of an "ernest game," a humorous form of story telling that has its roots in folklore and the oral tradition. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: English Language Notes , 29., 2 (December 1991):  Pages 16 - 20.
Year of Publication: 1991.

3. Record Number: 11194
Author(s): Rollo, David.
Title : Sexual Escapades and Poetic Process: Three Poems by William IX of Aquitaine [The writings of the nobleman and poet William of Aquitaine subverts many of the conventions of courtly love poetry, as the elevated. chaste “domna” (lady) of troubadour poetry is sometimes characterized as promiscuous or bestial, and the poetry continually shifts between bawdy and meditative registers. Although the poems can be read as the narrator’s boasting over sexual exploits, some of the language in the poems suggests an underlying theme of male impotence. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Romanic Review , 81., 3 ( 1990):  Pages 293 - 311.
Year of Publication: 1990.