Professor Marsh delivered a lecture before a very fair audience in Sever 11 last evening on Provencal Poetry. Provence, he said, had received layer on layer of culture from previous civilizations, and in it the tradition of refinement was never lost and its impression would not long be stifled.
By 1100, society had adapted itself to the conditions of feudalism. This had refinement, amorous mind, and poetical instinct, who became the first troubadour. It is to these troubadours, that all morals and all art of the present day owe a great debt.