The youngest and comeliest of Charlemagne's paladins; and the
nephew of Sir Roland.
(in Jerusalem Delivered). The restless and ambitious Duke of
Bologna, leader of 1,200 horse in the allied Christian army. He was
Godfrey's brother; not so tall, but very like him.
Baldwin, the Ass
(in the tale of Reynard the Fox). In the third part of the
Beast-epic he is called “Dr. Baldwin.” (Old German, bold friend.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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