It had even thrown its gleam, in the sufferer's bard
extremity, across the verge of time.
I took what Joe gave me, and found it to be the crumpled playbill of a small metropolitan theatre, announcing the first appearance, in that very week, of "the celebrated Provincial Amateur of Roscian renown, whose unique performance in the highest tragic walk of our National Bard
has lately occasioned so great a sensation in local dramatic circles.
He told me once, with an air of pride, that his five bankruptcies were entirely due to 'The Bard
,' as he insisted on calling him.
How she received the sceptre of Cathay, Some bard
of defter quill may sing some day;
As the latter have considered the work of the immortal bard
as the perfect model from which the principles and rules of the epic art were to be drawn, and by which all similar works were to be judged, so this great political critic appears to have viewed the Constitution of England as the standard, or to use his own expression, as the mirror of political liberty; and to have delivered, in the form of elementary truths, the several characteristic principles of that particular system.
There was a bard
also to sing to them and play his lyre, while two tumblers went about performing in the midst of them when the man struck up with his tune.
There are a few passages in the ensuing chapters which may be thought to bear rather bard
upon a reverend order of men, the account of whose proceedings in different quarters of the globe-- transmitted to us through their own hands--very generally, and often very deservedly, receives high commendation.
In justice to young Halpin it should be said that while in him were pretty faithfully reproduced most of the mental and moral characteristics ascribed by history and family tradition to the famous Colonial bard
, his succession to the gift and faculty divine was purely inferential.