Who is the bard?

  • (noun): An ornamental caparison for a horse.
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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
... The proposed 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 ...
Leah Gilliam - Teaching Positions
... become an Assistant Professor in the Film and Electronics department at Bard College ... 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 ... 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 ...
Samuel Bard (physician)
... Samuel Bard (April 1, 1742 – May 24, 1821) was an American physician ... and Surgeons He is also the grandfather of John Bard, founder of Bard College ...

More definitions of "bard":

  • (noun): A lyric poet.

Famous quotes containing the word bard:

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

    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)