(Greek, poieo, to make).
Skalds of Scandinavia (etym., scalla, to sing, Swedish, etc.)
Minnesingers of the Holy Empire (Germany), love-singers.
Troubadours of Provenee in France (troubar, to invent, in the proveneal dialect). Trouvères of Normandy (trouver, to invent, in the Walloon dialect).
Bards of Wales (bardgan, a song, Celtic).
Poet of Haslemere (The). Alfred Tennyson (Lord Tennyson), poet laureate (1809-1893). (See Bard.) Poet of the poor. Rev. George Crabbe (1754-1832).
Prince of poets. Edmund Spenser is so called on his monument in Westminster Abbey. (1553-1598.) Prince of Spanish poets. Garcilaso de la Vega, frequently so called by Cervantes. (1503-1536.) Quaker poet (The). Bernard Barton (1784-1849).
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894