Definition of bards:
- "Browning and the Dramatic Monologue", S. S. Curry.
Many of these rustic bards have passed away, without leaving a name behind them; nothing remains of them but their sweet and touching songs, which live, like echoes, about the places they once inhabited.- "Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey", Washington Irving.
It is a pagan war- song which, in being handed down from minstrel to minstrel, has lost nothing of its wild, exultant beauty, while it has received many Christian inflexions from the bards of a better religion than that in which it was originally conceived, through whose minds it passed before being committed to parchment.- "Studies from Court and Cloister", J.M. Stone.