Love, Maternal

Love, Maternal

Love, Platonic (See LOVE, VIRTUOUS.)
asteria
symbol of motherly affection. [Gem. Symbolism: Jobes, 144]
cinquefoil
symbol of motherly love. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 341]
Cornelia
indicates that two sons are her jewels. [Rom. Hist.: Hall, 75]
de Lamare, Jeanne
adores and indulges her son Paul despite his escapades and excessive debts. [Fr. Lit.: Maupassant A Woman’s Life in Magill I, 1127]
Delphine, Madame
denies motherhood for daughter’s marriage. [Am. Lit.: Madame Delphine, Hart, 513]
Mary
the Madonna; beatific mother of Christ. [N.T.: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John; Christian Iconography: NCE, 1709]
red carnation
clove pink, sprung from St. Mary’s tears at Calvary. [Christian Legend: Embolden, 23]
Silver Cord, The
Mrs. Phelps’s love for sons becomes pathological. [Am. Lit.: Hart, 769]
Venus
provided future protection for Aeneas, her son. [Rom. Myth.: Aeneid]
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Two victims of society, Abby, 20, and Ala, 21, showed such unconditional love, maternal instinct, determination and humour in the face of debt, damp and absent dads, that I'm willing to bet there won't be a more humbling documentary this year.