The hero of a satirical poem of the fourteenth century. He
falls asleep, like John Bunyan, on the Malvern Hills, and has different
visions, which he describes, and in which he exposes the corruptions of
society, the dissoluteness of the clergy, and the allurements to sin,
with considerable bitterness. The author is supposed to be Robert or
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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