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  • I was remanded to Acre with the clerics to grow old among jongleurs and goliards.

    The Best American Poetry 2008

  • Many may have been the work of _goliards_ or wandering scholars, and a common feature is the interweaving of Latin with English words.

    Christmas in Ritual and Tradition, Christian and Pagan

  • In outward form the poetry of the goliards resembled the ecclesiastical sequences, rhyme being combined with an easily sung rhythm and the verses being joined into strophes.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • The remainder found their callings as amanuenses or tutors in noble families, or degenerated into loose-living goliards or into wandering scholars who became a veritable plague during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. as they wandered, begging, from place to place, demanded hospitality in monasteries and castles and like the wandering minstrels paid with their songs, jugglery, buffoonery, and tales.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • Apart from their satirical attitude towards ecclesiastical life, the goliards showed their free and at times heretical views in their parodies of religious hymns, their irreverence in adapting ecclesiastical melodies to secular texts. and their use of metaphors and expressions from church hymns in their loose verses.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • Paris was an important centre of these itinerant poets, particularly in the time of Abelard (1079-1142), and it was probably thence that they derived the name of goliards, Abelard having been called Golias by St. Bernard.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • In the days of the goliards there were also poets who depicted in verse contemporary events.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • In a burlesque edict of 1265 the goliards were compared to bats -- neither quadrupeds nor birds.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • Of which covetousness and pride S. Bernard saith: They go worshipfully of the goods of our Lord, and yet they give him no worship, they go every day as goliards in habit shining, and royal apparel, they bear gold on their bridles, on their saddles and on their spurs; their harness shines more than the altars.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 1

  • Based on poems by medieval goliards (lapsed clerics who satirized the church and society),

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