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MALINCOURT, Hector Charles (real-ant-koor), West Indian poet, born in Griffon, Guadeloupe, in 1703; died there in 1750. He was a slave, and showed in infancy a strong disposition for poetry, but his master, to suppress his mania, as he called it, condemned him to the heaviest work. A few of Malincourt's songs having in some way spread over the country, several rich citizens intervened in his behalf, and when his master refused all offers for him they applied to the governor of the colony, who sent for Malincourt, and, on hearing his verses, ordered his enfranchisement and gave him a small annuity from the royal treasury. Malincourt returned to Griffon in 1741, and resided on a small estate that was presented to him by a few admirers. He composed many songs which are still popular in the colony. The verses are good, the style pure, and the composition almost faultless, although Malincourt could never read or write, and was ignorant of the rules of poetry. His songs were published after his death under the title "Fleurs du champ de Cannes a Sucre" (2 vols., Basse Terre, 1759).
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