Froissart, Chaucer and Enclimpostair.

Author / Editor
Cartier, Normand R.

Froissart, Chaucer and Enclimpostair.

Revue de Littérature Comparée 38 (1964): 18-34.

Reviews attempts to clarify Chaucer's reference to Morpheus's companion "Eclympasteyr," found in BD line 167 and also found in Froissart's "Paradys d'Amour" as "Enclimpostair." Argues on linguistic and literary grounds that the name in "plain English" means "Supine, or Lean-Back," while "[i]n America, the likes of him are called "Lazy-Bones."

Chaucer Subjects
Book of the Duchess
Language and Word Studies
Sources, Analogues, and Literary Relations