Whan Nicholas had doon thus everideel
And thakked hire aboute the lendes weel,
He kiste hire sweete and taketh his sawtrie,
And pleyeth faste, and maketh melodie.
– Geoffrey Chaucer
The Canterbury Tales, The Miller’s Tale. After Alison signals her agreement to have an illicit affair with him, Nicholas pats her on the bottom and kisses her tenderly. Then he retrests to his quarters, grabs his psaltery (medieval stringed instrument), plays fast and makes melody – not hard to escape the masturbatory clues here!