Celtic civilization was tribal, but by no means savage or uncultivated. People who regarded the theft of a harp from a bard as a crime second only to an attack on the tribal chieftain cannot be regarded as wanting in cultivated feeling.
Hear the voice of the Bard! Who present, past and future sees.william blake
O, the Shamrock, the green, immortal Shamrock! Chosen leaf Of Bard and Chief, Old Erin's native Shamrock.thomas moore
Close by the Hudson, inThe iron palaces of Art glare down On such as, wandering in the streets below, Perambulate in glamorous SoHo, A spot acclaimed by savant and by Bard As forcing chamber of the Avant-Garde.
Potter bears a grudge against potter, and craftsman against craftsman, and beggar is envious of beggar, and Bard of Bard.hesiod
The tender and the sublime emotions of the mind were never before so wrought up by the human hand. I am not ashamed to own that I think this rude Bard of the North the greatest poet that has ever existed.james macpherson
There is one story and one story only That will prove worth your telling, Whether as learned Bard or gifted child; To it all lines or lesser guards belong That startle with their shining Such common stories as they stray into.robert graves
You spoony Bard!
Almighty Father! let thy lowly child, Strong in his love of truth, be wisely bold, A patriot Bard, by sycophants reviled, Let him live usefully, and not die old!
The artist envies what the artist gains, The Bard the rival Bard's successful strains.
A Bard here dwelt, more fat than Bard becomes Who void of envy, guile and lust of gain, On virtue still and nature's pleasing themes Poured forth his unpremeditated strain.james thomson