E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Kiss given to a Poet.
Margaret, daughter of James I. of Scotland and wife of Louis XI. (when only dauphin), kissed the mouth of Alain Chartier for uttering so many fine things. Chartier, however, was a decidedly ugly man, and, of course, was asleep at the time.
The tale is sometimes erroneously told of Ronsard the poet.