Three wise men of Gotham
The "foles of Gotham" are mentioned as early as the fifteenth century in the 'Townley Mysteries;' and, at the commencement of the sixteenth century, Dr. Andrew Borde made a collection of stories about them, not however, including the following, which rests on the authority of nursery tradition.
“Three wise men of Gotham
Went to sea in a bowl:
And if the bowl had been stronger,
My song would have been longer.”
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