A medieval poem of 1045 lines telling of a knight who loses status and wealth and who meets a beautiful woman who gives him love and wealth as long as he keeps her existence a secret. The motif of the lover’s prohibition appears in several medieval texts, and MacDonald makes use of this motif in this chapter.
Chestre, Thomas, "Phantastes Chapter 5: Romance of Sir Launfal" (1960). German Romantic and Other Influences. 6.