E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Bear of Bradwardine (The)
was a wine goblet, holding about an English pint, and, according to Scott, was made by command of St. Duthac, Abbot of Aberbrothoc, to be presented to the Baron of Bradwardine for services rendered in defence of the monastery. Inscribed upon the goblet was the motto: Beware the bear.