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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.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Kiss Hands (To)
Kiss the Book
Kiss the Dust
Kiss the Hare’s Foot (To)
Kiss the Mistress (To)
Kiss the Rod (To)
Kiss behind the Garden Gate (A)
Kiss given to a Poet
Kiss the Gunner’s Daughter (To)
Kiss the Place to make it Well
Kissing the Hand
Kissing the Pope’s Toe
Kissing under the Mistletoe
Kist-vaen (The)
Kist of Whistles (A)