(quote-book), transl.|title=Canterbury Tales|The Canterbury Tales: Translated into Modern English|series=(w)|publisher=(w)|year=1951|year_published=1977|chapter=The Reeve's Tale|passage=He grabbed at Alan by his Adam's apple,And Alan grabbed him back in furious grappleAnd clenched his fist and bashed him on the nose.
1910 G. Wodehouse|P. G. Wodehouse, ''The Man Upstairs, and Other Stories'', BiblioBazaar, LLC 2008, (ISBN), page 24:
- I could pose as an artist all right; so I took the studio. Also the name of Alan Beverley. My own is Bill Bates. I had often wondered what it would feel like to be called by some name like Alan Beverley or Cyril Trevelyan.