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  • …on Madeleine Radelle from the fact that she had been born in a village, so called, situated between Salon and Lambesc; and as a custom existed among the inhabitants of that part of France where Caderousse lived of styling every person by some particular and distinctive appellation, her husband had bestowed on her the name of La Carconte in place of her sweet and euphonious name of Madeleine, which, in all probability, his rude gutteral language would not have enabled him to pronounce.

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  • She chooses words for euphony as much as meaning.
  • For purposes of euphony, however, without which the lines would be harsh and unpoetical, I have invariably made two syllables of them.
    Cranmer-Byng, L.  --  A Lute of Jade

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