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date: 19 June 2024

Bard, The 

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature
Author(s):
Dinah BirchDinah Birch, Katy HooperKaty Hooper

A Pindaric *ode by Thomas *Gray, printed at Horace *Walpole's press in 1757. It is based on a tradition that Edward I suppressed the Welsh bards. From a crag the surviving bard curses the returning conqueror; the ghosts of dead comrades prophesy the fate of the Plantagenets, and the bard commits triumphant suicide.... ...

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