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Never minstrel, or by whatever more suitable name David should be known, drew upon his talents in the presence of more insensible auditors; though considering the singleness and sincerity of his motive, it is probably that no bard of profane song ever uttered notes that ascended so near to that throne where all homage and praise is due.
Not from the grand old masters, Not from the bards sublime, Whose distant footsteps echo Through the corridors of Time.
The ancient British bards had for the title of their order, "Those Who are free throughout the world.
Cecilia; or, rather, as I thought, the ancient harp of the Welsh bards.
It was the ancient harp of the pictured Muses and the legendary Welsh bards.
Indeed, we might say poetry only, for in those far-off times history was always poetry, it being only through the songs of the bards and minstrels that history was known.
A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages.
Time out of mind strength and courage have been the theme of bards and romances; and from the story of Troy down to to-day, poetry has always chosen a soldier for a hero.