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In Chaucer's ‘The Merchant's Tale’ (Canterbury Tales, 10). According to Skeat's note, Wade was a famous hero of antiquity who is mentioned in various poems and in Malory. The ‘tale of Wade’ is also mentioned in Troilus and Criseyde, iii. 614. Wade (mentioned in the Old English Widsith, 22) was the father of Wayland, who in Norse legend built a famous boat to escape his pursuers.

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