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Minstrel

simply means a servant or minister. Minstrels were kept in the service of kings and princes for the entertainment of guests. James Beattie has a poem in Spenseʹrian verse, called The Minstrel, divided into two books.

The last minstrel of the English stage. James Shirley, with whom the school of Shakespeare expired. (1594–1666.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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