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 Wade (1 syl.),Wadham College (Oxford) 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Wade’s Boat,
named Guin’gelot. 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.   1
“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.

 Wade (1 syl.),Wadham College (Oxford) 


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