The Canterbury Tales

In Canterbury Tales, What happens to the Scots lords who dislike the idea of getting their "cork-heeled shoes" wet? How do you know? In Canterbury Tales

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This quote comes from the ballad "Sir Patrick Spens." The Lords themselves drown. We find the answer to this question in Lines 81-84 which read;

O loth, both, were our good Scots lords
To wet their cork-heel'd shoon,
But long ere all the play was play'd
They wet their hats aboon.


Sir Patrick Spens