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 Piers Plowman.Pi’etists. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Pieta’.
 
A representation of the Virgin Mary embracing the dead body of her Son. Filial or parental love was called piety by the Romans. (See PIOUS.)   1
 


 Piers Plowman.Pi’etists. 

 
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