The troubadour, minstrel and jongleur or joglar, were not the same in dignity.
Their name, "jongleur," like "charity," covers a multitude of sins.
But what is monk's or jongleur's lore compared with the true business of a born cavalier?
A jongleur was a singer who was not a poet, though he might make songs.
The jongleur in the hall played upon his crowth, and sang them Serventes, Lays, and songs of battle.
As the minstrel was termed in French jongleur and jugleur; so he was called in Spanish jutglar and juglar.
After supper they must go immediately to bed, unless with the remainder of the castle they sit up for a jongleur.
A jongleur is always received heartily and entertained with the best; the payment will be in songs and tricks after supper.
Silent he stood before her, still as an effigy, while meltingly the jongleur sang.
Every jongleur, when he runs out of more legitimate stories, chatters about godless priests.