Son of Cambuscan, and brother of Cambalo, who “won
Theodora to wife.” It was in the “Squire's Tale,” by Chaucer, but was
never finished. (See Canace.)
Milton: Il Penseroso.
Call him up that left half told
The story of Cambuscan bold,
Of Camball, and of Algarsife,
And who had Canace to wife.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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