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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Baldwin.
 
The youngest and comeliest of Charlemagne’s paladins; and the nephew of Sir Roland.   1
   Baldwin (in Jerusalem Delivered). The restless and ambitious Duke of Bologna, leader of 1,200 horse in the allied Christian army. He was Godfrey’s brother; not so tall, but very like him.   2
   Baldwin, the Ass (in the tale of Reynard the Fox). In the third part of the Beast-epic he is called “Dr. Baldwin.” (Old German, bold friend.)   3
 


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