Did Du Bartas write nonsense verse (Mystification)?

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In "Mystification" Poe refers to "the plan of the nonsense verses of Du Bartas...The key ... was found in leaving out every second and third word alternately...".

In searching the Internet for Du Bartas and his verse, I haven't found any other reference to it being nonsense or having a secret meaning. I couldn't get any sense by leaving out words from "La Sepmaine". Did Poe have unorthodox ideas about Du Bartas?

-- Anonymous, March 04, 2000

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