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Malherbe, as has been said, was appointed "the official poet of the Bourbon dynasty."
The whole body of his oppression was not so paralysing as the iron little finger of Malherbe and his school of "classic" despots.Holbein|Beatrice Fortescue
Cardinal du Perron, Malherbe's introducer at court, was himself a poet of merit, but rather in the Pléiade style.A Short History of French Literature|George Saintsbury
Montaigne praised the navet of the village carols; and Malherbe preferred a rustic chansonnette to all the poems of Ronsard.
Malherbe was not a great poet, but he was a great man, and he is worthy of our close consideration.