A sort of bogie or bugbear, mentioned in Jacke Of Dover's Quest Of Inquiry: Or His Privy Search For The Veriest Fool In England (1604). In Rowley's Woman never Vext (1632), the host says of his disorderly guests:
The bull-beggar comes when I show my head.
- Hazlitt, W. Carew. (1905). Faith and Folklore. 2 vols. London: Reeves and Turner, p. 1:80.