And is not all this what every dissour and jongleur tells us of in his stories of Merlin?
Their name, "jongleur," like "charity," covers a multitude of sins.
Far, far away in some distant steading, the jongleur heard the crowing of a cock.
A jongleur was a singer who was not a poet, though he might make songs.
The troubadour, minstrel and jongleur or joglar, were not the same in dignity.
As the minstrel was termed in French jongleur and jugleur; so he was called in Spanish jutglar and juglar.
His poetic gift, and his flexible voice and action, fitted him admirably for this double rle of troubadour and jongleur.
A jongleur is always received heartily and entertained with the best; the payment will be in songs and tricks after supper.
After supper they must go immediately to bed, unless with the remainder of the castle they sit up for a jongleur.
It is often a question, indeed, to tell when a jongleur is really anything more than a roving scoundrel.