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Larum,' 154 ; Eutrap., i. 848 ; Memel, 357 ; Helmhack, 31 ; Jasander, 'Der teutsche His- torienschrieber,' Frankf. und Leipz., 1730, 8vo, 95.

XCIL ' Of the scoffer that made a man a south say er.' This is No. 166 of Poggio, where the celebrated jester Gonella tricks a man.

XCVIII. 'Of the doctour that went with the fouler to catche byrdes.' This is trans- lated from Poggio, No. 179.

XCIX. 'Of hym that vndertoke to teache an asse to rede.' Poggio, No 250. The germ of the story is in the ' Pantchatantra,' ed. by the Abbe Dubois, 1826. See Leveque, 560 ; Des Periers, No. 88 ; Abstemius, ' Heca- tomythium,' 133; La Fontaine, 'Le Char- latan.'

C. 'Of the fryer that confessed the woman.' This is a very widely diffused tale, commonly called 'La Culotte des Cordeliers,' which will be found in Legrand, vol. i p. 343 ; Barbazan Meon, vol. iii. p. 169; Montaiglon, vol. iii. p. 275, and vol. vi. p. 257. It is Poggio's 232 ; Massuccio, third of the first part ; Sacchetti, 207; Casti, ' Novelle Galanti,' ' Brache di San Griffone '; 'Farce du Frere Guillebert'CAnc. Theat. Fran^/vol. i. p. 305) According to Liebrecht and others the story is also to be found in Otho, ' Melandri Joco-seria,' 1626, p. 298 ; Bouchet, ' Serees,' 1588, p. 355 ; ' Araans Heureux,' ii. 19 ; Guic- ciardini, p. 101; 'Facetieuses Journees,' p. 213 ; ' Passetemps Agreable,' 1715, p. 31 ; '.Roger Bontemps en Belle Humeur,' 15 A vent.; 'Facetieux Reveille-matin,' 1654, pp. 152, 195 ; ' Le Livre du Chevalier de la Tour Landry,' ch. Ixii.; 'Nouveaux Contes a rire,' p. 166 ; Grecourt, ' CEuvres,' ' La Culotte etle Cordelier'; Vergier, 'Contes'; Chevigne, 'Contes Remois,' seventh ed., 1868, p. 15; the 'Metamorphoses' of Apuleius, ix. 17-20 ; 'Orlando Innamorato,' Cant. C.; 'Comptes du Monde Aventureux,' ed. F. Franck, 1878, No. 28, 'Le Cale^on Apotheose'; in 'Le Singe de La Fontaine' Florence, 1773, t. i. p. 54; ' La Culotte de Saint Raimond de Pennafort '; in the ' Contes a rire,' &c., par le Citoyen Collier, nouvelle ed., Bruxelles, 1881, p. 3. It is also in Estienne, ' Apologie pour Hero- dote,' vol. ii. p. 22; Sabadino, 'Facetiarum Poretanarum Opus,' Bologna, 1483 ; D'Argens, 'Lettres Juives,' Lettre III.

GIL 'Of the same chaplen and one that spited him.' Domenichi, 23 recto ; ' Pasquil's Jests, 7 29.

CELL ' Of the olde man that put him selfe in his sonnes handes.' ' Pasquil's Jests,' 60. From the fabliau called ' Le Bourgeois d'Abbeville, ou la Housse coupee en Deux';

Legrand, vol. iv. p. 117; Montaiglon, i. 82 ('La Houce Partie'), and vol. ii. p. 1, 'De la Houce'; Lando in his 'Varii Componiinenti/ No. 13; Sercambi, No. V.; Grannucci, 'La Piacevol Notte e il Lieto Giorno,' i. 2, p. 160 (Ven., 1574); Vitry, No. 288 An extended bibliography of this tale will be found in Romania, x. pp. 2 -9, and some additional items are recorded in Bedier, ' Fabliaux,' p. 464, including ' Roger Bontemps en Belle Humeur,' Cologne, 1708, t. ii. p. 159 ; ' Contes de Bretin,' p. 109. It is No. 288 of Vitry, 436 of Pauli, and 48 of Hagen. Numerous other references, showing how widespread is the tale, will be found in the notes of the editors of those works and in Clouston, ' Pop. Tales,' vol. ii. p. 372 et seq. For a modern instance see ante, p. 226.

CXI. ' Of Titus and the Jester.' Pauli, No. 189, where it is apparently taken from Petrar., 'Rer. Memorand.,' 2, 4, p. 426, and is told of Vespasianus.

CXV. ' Of the Nunne forced that durst not crie.' From Pauli, No. 3 of the Strassburg edition of 1538 ; p. 407 of edition by Oester- ley, who refers to Eutrap. 3, 581 ; 'Lyrum Larum,' 105.

CXIX. ' Of the fryer that praysed sainct Frauncis.' It is told of Hobson in the twenty- seventh of his ' Conceits.' It is also the tenth Novella of the third part of the ' Novelle ' of Bandello.

CXX. 'Of hym that warned his wife of wasshynge her face in foule puddell water.' This is merely a translation of Domenichi, 12 recto.

CXXI. 'Of the husbandman that caused the iudge to geue sentence agaynst him selfe.' I have no reference to this story, but fancy it has been attributed to Plowden, ' The Case is Altered.'

CXXXVI. 'Of Corar the Rhetorician and Tisias his Scoler.' No. 119 of Pauli, who took it from Hemmerlin, ' De Nobilitate,' c. xxxiv. p. 141b. Oesterley refers also to 'Scherz mit der Wahrheit,' 71 ; Abraham a S. Clara, Lauber-Hutt, Wien, 1826, 1828, 3, 14; Eutrap., . 623 ; Wolgemuth, i. 30.

CXXXVII1. ' Of the frenche kyng and the brome seller.' No. 7 of ' Grand Parangon des Nouvelles Nouvelles. 1

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