balladmonger

balladmonger

(ˈbælədˌmʌŋɡə)
n
1. (Professions) (formerly) a seller of ballads, esp on broadsheets
2. (Poetry) derogatory a writer of mediocre poetry
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suggur 'bard, balladmonger, poet [archaic]' [no DEDR].
Just two guitars and a drummer, the band features balladmonger David Sanders, reunited with ex-Karma Resin guitarist/bandmate Ade, with a special appearance on drums from The Colosseum's number two soundman Chris "The Rock" Mock.
She observes that 'the figures of the ballad writer and balladmonger of Elizabethan and Stuart times are difficult to define clearly' (p.
Coventry's own balladmonger David Sanders (ex Karma Resin) is also at the club and sandwiched in the middle are Kid Gallahad.
Balladmonger Martin Parkers A briefe dissection of Germaines Affliction (entered SR 9 Feb.
She quotes William Kemp's use of the term 'Shakerags' in his pamphlet Kemp's nine daies wonder to describe those of his fellow balladmongers who were attempting to cash in on his exploits by misrepresenting them(6) She also claims that 'to shake a stage was a commonly used term descriptive of a great Elizabethan actor's performance'(7) although the only example she gives at first seems to undermine her case.