"We can all be minstrels to-night," said the chief cook.
From an almost contemporary period he has been the subject of song; and he who was chanted by wandering minstrels in the 12th century has survived to be hymned in revolutionary odes of the 19th.
Their most characteristic literature is to be found, not in their writings, but in the folk-tales which are trans mitted orally from generation to generation, and repeated by the wandering minstrels called by the people Peng-lipor Lara, i.
Englishmen must not speak the Irish tongue, nor receive Irish minstrels into their dwellings, nor even ride in the Irish fashion; while to give or sell horses or armour to the Irish was made a treasonable offence.
Their favourite pursuits were fighting, either against a common enemy or among themselves, hunting, hawking and listening to the minstrels who celebrated their exploits.
The lord of Rappoltstein was the king or protector of the wandering minstrels of the land, who purchased his protection by paying him a tax.
Afterwards he was taken back to his chamber, and remained in bed until the knights, esquires and minstrels went to him and aroused him.
Feeling the difficulty of supposing that all the ancient minstrels sang of the " wrath of Achilles " or the " return of Ulysses " (leaving out even the capture of Troy itself), he was led to assume that two poems of no great compass dealing with these two themes became so famous at an early period as to throw other parts of the Trojan story into the background, and were then enlarged by successive generations of rhapsodists.
Then the " two ancient and grave knights " returned and led him to the chapel, the esquires going before them " sporting and dancing " with " the minstrels making melody."
On the other hand, considering the late date of the authority for the Scandinavian traditions, we cannot be sure that the latter may not owe some of their material to English minstrels.
In the heroic age the Gandharvas have become the heavenly minstrels plying their art at Indra's court, with the Apsaras as their wives or mistresses.
The most accomplished minstrels of his time were Mlnst,aels Mahommed FarklSdi (or FarSlSwI); Abfl l-Abbks of 10th of BokhSrg, a writer of very tender verses; Abu Century.
Marie herself says that she had heard them sung by Breton minstrels.
xv.) maintained that Marie had heard the stories from English minstrels, who had assimilated the Celtic legends.
Joseph Bedier thinks that the lays of the Breton minstrels were prose recitals interspersed with short lyrics something after the manner of the cante-fable of Aucassin et Nicolette.
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One of the most tedious tasks was stripping back the layers of chocolate brown paint from all the woodwork in the immense minstrels gallery.
Special markets are held each Bank Holiday when you might bump into morris dancers, strolling minstrels, jugglers and story tellers.
After the war he returned to the city where he was born, Manchester, and joined a local group of singing minstrels.
Our earliest historical records of Robin Hood are in the old minstrels ' songs, which have been passed down as poetry.
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minstrels in return helped themselves from their brethren over the Border, and we have popular poetry in England from Scottish sources.
periwinkle cottage is as pretty as its name implies with an impressive vaulted roof, minstrels gallery and attractive tasteful decor.
To complete the romantic ambiance of soft lighting and candles, have a string quartet playing up in the minstrels gallery.
There were traveling merchants together with fortune tellers, ballad singers and wandering minstrels.
Everyone knows (or thinks they know) what serfs and lords and kings and minstrels are.
The mansion is quadrangular, and has a fine court, chapel and hall (c. 1341) with open timber roof and a minstrels' gallery.
Probably the poets of the Homeric school - that which dealt with war and adventure - were the genuine descendants of minstrels whose " lays " or " ballads " were the amusement of the feasts in an earlier heroic age; whereas the Hesiodic compositions were non-lyrical from the first, and were only in verse because that was the universal form of literature.
The minstrels had a pilgrimage chapel near Rappoltsweiler, dedicated to their patron saint, Maria von Dusenbach, and here they held an annual feast on the 8th of September.
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