The horse of Lord Marmion. (Sir Walter Scott.) (See Horse.)
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