Clelie

A character in Madam Scudéri's romance so called. This novel is a type of the buckram formality of Louis XIV. It is full of high-flown compliments, theatrical poses, and cut-and-dry sentiments.

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