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Mary

As the Virgin, she is represented in Christian art with flowing hair, emblematical of her virginity. As Mater Dolorosa, she is represented as somewhat elderly, clad in mourning, head draped, and weeping over the dead body of Christ.

As Our Lady of Dolours, she is represented as seated, her breast being pierced with seven swords, emblematic of her seven sorrows.

As Our Lady of Mercy, she is represented with arms extended, spreading out her mantle, and gathering sinners beneath it.

As The glorified Madonna, she is represented as bearing a crown and sceptre, or a ball and cross, in rich robes and surrounded by angels.

Her seven joys.
The Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple, Finding Christ amongst the Doctors, and the Assumption.

Her seven sorrows.
Simeon's Prophecy, the Flight into Egypt, Christ Missed, the Betrayal, the Crucifixion, the Taking Down from the Cross, and the Ascension, when she was left alone.

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of Lord Byron's poetry, is Miss Chaworth, who was older than his lordship. Both Miss Chaworth and Lord Byron were under the guardianship of Mr. White. Miss Chaworth married John Musters, generally called Jack Musters; but the marriage was not a happy one, and the parties soon separated. The Dream of Lord Byron refers to this love affair to his youth.

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of Robert Burns. (See Highland Mary.)

It may be added to what is said under Highland Mary that of Mary Morison the poet wrote:

Those smiles and glances let me see.
That make the miser's treasure poor.

And in Highland Mary we have-

Still o'er those scenes my memry wakes,
And fondly broods with miser's care.

A statue to her has been recently erected in Edinburgh.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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