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Could the Madonna, who was so maternal, desire the woe of lovers?

She was a widow before she was a mother; may the Madonna comfort her.'

Some Madonna, they'll say; the very picture of the mother of God herself!

"Madonna, you are in error," I informed her, speaking slowly.

Arrived there, Madonna Paola took affairs into her own hands.

"My quarrel is with their looks, Madonna, not their garments," I answered patiently.

At the same moment a piercing scream broke from Madonna Paola.

I had brought with me a book that Madonna Lucrezia had sent me while I was yet abed.

Then Madonna Paola spoke, and there seemed a reproachful wonder in her voice.

She turned to him again, and to the appeal she made was joined that of Madonna Lucrezia.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, "Italian lady," from Italian madonna, from Old Italian ma donna (Italian mia donna) "my lady," from ma "my" + donna "lady," from Latin domina (see dame). Sense of "picture or statue of the Virgin Mary" is from 1640s. The U.S. singer/dancer (full name Madonna Louise Ciccone, b.1958) attained to pop stardom in fall 1984.

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