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).
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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