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Morgante Maggiore

A serio-comic romance in verse, by Pulci, of Florence (1494). He was the inventor of this species of poetry, called by the Frenchbernesque, from Berni, who greatly excelled in it. Translated by Byron.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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