The horse of Lord Marmion. (Sir Walter Scott.) (See
Bevis of Southampton.
A knight of romance, whose exploits are recounted in Drayton's Polyolbion. The French call him Beuves de Hantone.
whose Commentary on the Generations of Adam is referred
to by Sterne in the Sentimental Journey, was Johannes
Bevoricius, physician and senator, author of a large number of books.
The Commentary will be found at fol. 1 (1652).
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894