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Wade’s Boat

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named Guinʹgelot. Wade was a hero of mediæval romance, whose adventures were a favourite theme in the sixteenth century. Mons. F. Michel has brought together all he could find about this story, but nevertheless, the tale is very imperfectly known.

“They can so mochë craft of Wadës boot,

So mochë broken harm whan that hem list,

That with hem schuld I never lyv in rest.”


Chaucer: Canterbury Tales, 9, 299.

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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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