Who is the bard?

  • (noun): A lyric poet.
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In medieval Gaelic and British culture a bard was a professional poet, employed by a patron, such as a monarch or nobleman, to commemorate the patron's ancestors and to praise the patron's own activities.

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Samuel Bard (physician)
... Samuel Bard (April 1, 1742 – May 24, 1821) was an American physician ... as Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons He is also the grandfather of John Bard, founder of Bard College ...
Diablo: Hellfire - Hidden Characters and Quests
... Two additional characters, the Barbarian and the Bard and two additional quests can be enabled with a special text-file edit in the Diablo Hellfire installation directory ... The Bard can use two one-handed weapons, one in each hand ... As unfinished test characters, the Bard and the Barbarian do not have unique graphics developed for them, appearing in-game as the Rogue and the Warrior, respectively ...
Leah Gilliam - Teaching Positions
... Professor in the Film and Electronics department at Bard College ... In 2002, she received a position as an Associate Professor and stayed on at Bard College until September 2007 ... During her time at Bard College, She served as Faculty for the Bard M.F.A ...
Samuel Bard (physician) - Biography
... Bard was born in Philadelphia as the son of John Bard, a physician ... this debt, he married his cousin, Mary Bard, to whom he had long been attached ... Bard formed the plan of the Medical School of New York, which was published within a year after his return ...
Middle Quinton - Opposition To The Town
... town is opposed by a group of local residents named the BARD (Better Accessible Responsible Development) campaign ... The BARD campaign is backed by Dame Judi Dench and John Nettles ... As part of their campaign, BARD has launched a judicial review into the eco-town consultation process ...

More definitions of "bard":

  • (noun): An ornamental caparison for a horse.

Famous quotes containing the word bard:

    There is one story and one story only
    That will prove worth your telling,
    Whether as learned bard or gifted child;
    Robert Graves (1895–1985)

    All right, so there he is, our representative to the world, Mr. Western Civilization, in codpiece and pantyhose up there on the boards, firing away at the rapt groundlings with his blank verses, not less of a word-slinger and spellbinder than the Bard himself and therefore not to be considered too curiously on such matters as relevance, coherence, consistency, propriety, sanity, common decency.
    Marvin Mudrick (1921–1986)

    Well! If the Bard was weather-wise, who made
    The grand old ballad of Sir Patrick Spence,
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)