Definition of Fabliaux:
In France, as everywhere else, prose fiction, like prose of all kinds, was considerably later in production than verse, and short tales of the kind before us were especially postponed by the number, excellence, and popularity of the verse fabliaux.- "The Tales Of The Heptameron, Vol. I. (of V.)", Margaret, Queen Of Navarre.
- "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
Now he addresses a daring poem to King James, slyly laughing at one of his numerous love affairs; now he writes the story of the Two Friars of Berwick, or the Treatise of the Two Married Women and the Widow, broadly comic fabliaux which might well have found a place among the Canterbury Tales.- "Chaucer and His Times", Grace E. Hadow.