E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
An accomplished but deceitful villain, called the scholar. He is the youngest of the six hopeful sons of Sir Hildebrand Osbaldistone. The six brothers were nicknamed the sot, the bully, the gamekeeper, the horse-jockey, the fool, and the crafty scholar. (Sir Walter Scott: Rob Roy.)