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 Mary Anne Associations.Mary Queen of Scots. 
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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