(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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