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Mary Anne Associations

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Secret republican societies in France. The name comes about thus: Ravaillac was instigated to assassinate Henri IV. by reading the treatise De Rege et Regio Institutione, by Mariana, and as Mariana inspired Ravaillac “to deliver France,” the republican party was called the Mary-Anne.

“The Mary Annes, which are essentially republicans, are scattered about all the French provinces.”—Disraeli: Lothair.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Martinet
Martinmas
Martyr (Greek
Marvedie (A)
Marvellous
Mary
Mary
Mary
Marys
Mary Anne or Marianne
Mary Anne Associations
Mary Magdalene (St.)
Mary Queen of Scots
Marybuds
Marygold or Marigold
Maryland
Marylebone
Mas (plural, Masse)
Masaniello
Masche-croute [gnaw-crust]
Mascotte