Poets

(Greek, poieo, to make).

Skalds of Scandinavia (etym., scalla, to sing, Swedish, etc.)

Minnesingers of the Holy Empire (Germany), love-singers.

Troubadours of Provenee in France (troubar, to invent, in the proveneal dialect). Trouvères of Normandy (trouver, to invent, in the Walloon dialect).

Bards of Wales (bardgan, a song, Celtic).

Poet of Haslemere (The).
Alfred Tennyson (Lord Tennyson), poet laureate (1809-1893). (See Bard.) Poet of the poor. Rev. George Crabbe (1754-1832).

Prince of poets.
Edmund Spenser is so called on his monument in Westminster Abbey. (1553-1598.) Prince of Spanish poets. Garcilaso de la Vega, frequently so called by Cervantes. (1503-1536.) Quaker poet (The). Bernard Barton (1784-1849).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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