'Owles and Apes' in Chaucer's Nun's Priest's Tale, 3092
Mediaeval Studies (Pontifical Institute), 27, 1965, 322-325
Dicusses the lines in Nun's Priest's Tale where a sceptic dismisses dreams as "but vanytees and japes" and adds "Men dreme alday of owles and apes." Rowland provides examples of both animals in dreams and gives reasons why "apes" is more than just a convenient rhyme word.
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