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Noah’s Wife [Noraida]

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according to legend, was unwilling to go into the ark, and the quarrel between the patriarch and his wife forms a very prominent feature of Noah’s Flood, in the Chester and Townley Mysteries.

“Hastow nought herd, quod Nicholas, also

The sorwe of Noë with his felaschippe

That he had or he gat his wyf to schipe?”


Chaucer: Canterbury Tales, 3,534.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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