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For French women thus named, use Margaret.


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[O.E.,=day's eye], name for several common wildflowers of the family Asteraceae (aster family). The daisy of literature, the true daisy, is Bellis perennis, called in the United States English daisy.
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borne to heaven by angels. [Fr. Opera: Faust, Westerman, 183–185]
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1. a cultivated garden plant, Chrysanthemum frutescens, whose flower heads have white or pale yellow rays around a yellow disc: family Asteraceae (composites)
2. any of various related plants with daisy-like flowers, esp C. leucanthemum
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For example, Marguerite's castigation by the villagers--and her brother--for bearing a child out of wedlock while the child's father remains morally unscathed may not sit too well with modern audiences.
In Faust, the doomed love affair between Faust and Marguerite fuels the plot at first.
From "Narrations": Gabriel-Andre Perouse, master historian of the French nouvelle, profits from a recent critical edition of Nicolas Denisot's 1558 L'Amant ressuscite de la mort d'amour, to offer thoughtful Christian exegesis of this under-appreciated contemporary of, and in many ways companion piece to, Marguerite de Navarre's much better known Heptameron.
The volume bodes well for this new critical edition of Marguerite's complete works.
Often confused with marguerites,these bushes are bigger and longer-lived, with darker yellow flowers.
Pink, white, yellow, and blue marguerites, deep yellow euryops
Marguerite de Navarre: Les Marguerites de la Marguerite des Princesses.
Marguerite de Navarre, two years older than her brother Francois and his only sibling, was the third member of "la trinite des Angouleme."(5) She was a gifted woman who, along with Louise, was an integral part of his life, as is evident from their letters and gifts to one another.
Readers of Marguerite's Heptameron are in for a major re-adjustment in their picture of the Queen's interests, as they encounter the Comedies bibliques for the first time.
As the primary inventor of the Miroir, Marguerite is the main focus for this inquiry.