Wade's Boat

named Guingelot. Wade was a hero of mediaeval 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 hoot,
So mochë broken harm whan that hem list,
That with hem schuld I never ly v in rest.

Chaucer: Canterbury Tales, 9,298.

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