Even the poet-laureate would rather not have to celebrate the accidents of royalty.
Among others the poet-laureate, Southey, remonstrated with Shelley.
The example of the poet-laureate may indeed serve as a kind of excuse for the minor professors of the art.
But would he not feel, even if no one else knew it, that he was the poet-laureate of a corporation?
In 1668 he held the position now filled by Tennyson, as poet-laureate of England.
It would have been ridiculous in Cromwell to appoint a poet-laureate.
Robert Bridges, the present poet-laureate, also deserves especial mention.
But he was poet-laureate for George the First—you understand the term?'
I was no longer to be the future poet-laureate; I was no more enticed to sing great deeds, but to do them.
His first rise was his acquaintance with Metastasio, the poet-laureate of the court.
The national poet in Britain. Historically, the poet laureate's duty has been to compose official poetry for the king's or queen's birthday and for great public occasions, such as victories in war, coronations, and births and weddings in the royal family. The poets laureate of Britain have included Geoffrey Chaucer, William Wordsworth, and Alfred, Lord Tennyson.
Note: The largely ceremonial position of poet laureate was created in the United States in 1985.