He was a swaggerer and behaved as badly as any paladin, but he was not a buffo.
It is just such a swaggerer as contemporaries have described old Ben to be.
"Still the swaggerer," quoth Jerningham, with his soft smile.
He was soon known as a swaggerer and a bully, with whom it was wisest not to quarrel.
"We are not in a condition to play the swaggerer," replied Napoleon.