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Robin Mutton

(A). A simpleton.

“Do you see this ram? His name is Robin. Here, Robin, Robin, Robin. ... We will get a pair of scales, and then you, Robin Mutton [Panurge], shall be weighed against Tup Robin, ... etc.” —Rabelais: Pantagruel, iv. 7.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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