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I see myself a singer of simple songs, a laureate of the under-dog.

What need we then to constitute a court, except a fool and a laureate?

If you will have the fruit, said the Laureate, you must climb the tree.

All the pieces now to be found in his character of laureate are in Latin.

He wrote sonnets and satires, and was invested with the laureate.

How does the English laureate put it in his idyl on the subject?

He studied at Padua, where he graduated 1487 as laureate of medicine.

"If you don't like it, don't take it," retorted the laureate.

Triumph, gentlemen of the Second, in the victory of your laureate.

"Well, let us see what we can do for her," said the Laureate.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Latin laureatus "crowned with laurels," from laurea "laurel crown" (emblematic of victory or distinction in poetry), from fem. of laureus "of laurel," from laurus "laurel." Laureat poete first found in "Canterbury Tales" (form with the noun before the adjective, in imitation of Latin word order, is from c.1400 in English); the first official one was probably Ben Jonson (1638), though the first recorded one was Dryden (1668). Extended to Nobel prize winners, 1947. As a noun, 1520s, from the adjective. Related: Laureateship.

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