The bride hath paced into the hall, Red as a rose is she; Nodding their heads before her goes The merry minstrelsy
That evening after they had supped royally upon the very hart that Marian had slain, Allan sang sweet songs of Northern minstrelsy
to the fair guest as she sat by Robin's side, the golden arrow gleaming in her dark hair.
Each was accompanied by its rude music and minstrelsy
Then their talk turned to minstrelsy
, and the stranger knight drew forth a cittern, upon which he played the minne-lieder of the north, singing the while in a high cracked voice of Hildebrand and Brunhild and Siegfried, and all the strength and beauty of the land of Almain.
Still the young Italian's eye turned sidelong upward; and it really seemed as if the touch of genuine, though slight and almost playful, emotion communicated a juicier sweetness to the dry, mechanical process of his minstrelsy
. These wanderers are readily responsive to any natural kindness--be it no more than a smile, or a word itself not understood, but only a warmth in it--which befalls them on the roadside of life.
So he at once said, "Aldermen and town councillors of the Phaeacians, we have had enough now, both of the feast, and of the minstrelsy
that is its due accompaniment; let us proceed therefore to the athletic sports, so that our guest on his return home may be able to tell his friends how much we surpass all other nations as boxers, wrestlers, jumpers, and runners."
Immediately a prelude of pipe, cithern, and viol, touched with practised minstrelsy
, began to play from a neighboring thicket, in such a mirthful cadence that the boughs of the Maypole quivered to the sound.
In 1802-1803 he published 'Minstrelsy
of the Scottish Border,' a collection of Scottish ballads and songs, which he carefully annotated.
The men of Pylos and Arene, and Thryum where is the ford of the river Alpheus; strong Aipy, Cyparisseis, and Amphigenea; Pteleum, Helos, and Dorium, where the Muses met Thamyris, and stilled his minstrelsy
Recent revelations in Virginia involving the governor and attorney general, both of whom have admitted to using blackface in the 1980s, has brought attention to the long history of blackface minstrelsy
in the U.S.
He has also contributed his works in journals, magazines and blogs such as Of Minstrelsy
and Mask, Matatu, Germany; Awka Journal of English Language and Literature; Lunaris Review, AFREADA, and Kalahari Review.
Some retellings borrow the stories of ethnic or cultural minorities and gut them to house a new message that, no matter how well intentioned, wafts of minstrelsy
. When the familiar themes of Yolen's catalogue -- feminism, Appalachia, European Judaism, and the Holocaust -- reappear, her insider's perspective brings depth to the originals, both in what's kept and in what's abandoned.