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COLIN MUSET (/l. 1200)

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Originally appearing in Volume V19, Page 60 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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COLIN MUSET (/l. 1200), French trouvere, was poet and musician, and made his living by wandering from castle to castle singing his own songs. These are not confined to the praise of the conventional love that formed the usual topic of the trouveres, but contain many details of a singer's life. Colin shows naive gratitude for presents in kind from his patrons, and recommends a poet repulsed by a cruel mistress to find consolation in the bons morceaux qu'on mange devant un grand feu. One of his patrons was Agnes de Bar, duchess of Lorraine (d. 1226). See Hist. lift. de la France, xxiii. 547-553; also a thesis, De Nicolas Museto (1893), by J. Bedier.
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