E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Tancred (in Jerusalem Delivered)
shows a generous contempt of danger. Son of Eudes and Emma (sister of Robert Guiscard), Bmond or Bohemond was his cousin. Tancred was the greatest of all the Christian warriors except Rinaldo. His one fault was womans love, and that woman Olorinda, a Pagan (bk. i.). He brought
800 horse from Tuscany and Campania to the allied Christian army. He slew Clorinda (not knowing her) in a night combat, and lamented her death with great lamentation (bk. xii.). Being wounded, he was nursed by Erminia, who was in love with him (bk. xix.).