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Bruin

One of the leaders arrayed against Hudibras. He was Talgol, a Newgate butcher, who obtained a captain's commission for valour at Naseby. He marched next Orsin (Joshua Gosling, landlord of the bear-gardens at Southwark).

Sir Bruin.
The name of the bear in the famous German beast-epic, called Reynard the Fox. (Dutch for brown.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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