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 Malepardus.Mal’iom. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Malherbe’s Canons of French Poetry.
 
(1) Poetry is to contain only such words as are in common use by well-educated Parisians.   1
   (2) A word ending with a vowel must in no case be followed by a word beginning with a vowel.   2
   (3) One line in no wise is to run into another.   3
   (4) The cæsura must always be most strictly observed.   4
   (5) Every alternate rhyme must be feminine.   5
 


 Malepardus.Mal’iom. 

 
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