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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Middle Quinton - Opposition To The Town
... 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 ...
Leah Gilliam - Teaching Positions
... become an Assistant Professor in the Film and Electronics department at Bard College ... 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)
... Samuel Bard (April 1, 1742 – May 24, 1821) was an American physician ... 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 ...
Samuel Bard (physician) - Biography
... Bard was born in Philadelphia as the son of John Bard, a physician ... Having thus honorably discharged 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 ...

More definitions of "bard":

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

Famous quotes containing the word bard:

    The bard must be with good intent
    no more his, but hers;
    must throw away his pen and paint,
    kneel with worshippers.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    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)

    A bard whom there were none to praise,
    And very few to read.
    Hartley Coleridge (1796–1849)