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 Mary Anne Associations.Mary Queen of Scots. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Mary Magdalene (St.).
 
Patron saint of penitents, being herself the model penitent of Gospel history.   1
   In Christian art she is represented (1) as a patron saint, young and beautiful, with a profusion of hair, and holding a box of ointment; (2) as a penitent, in a sequestered place, reading before a cross or skull.   2
 


 Mary Anne Associations.Mary Queen of Scots. 

 
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