E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
One of the leaders arrayed against Hudibras. He was Talgol, a Newgate butcher, who obtained a captains commission for valour at Naseby. He marched next Orsin (Joshua Gosling, landlord of the bear-gardens at South-wark).
Sir Bruin. The name of the bear in the famous German beast-epic, called Reynard the Fox. (Dutch for brown.)