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(2569) Madeline

Reference work entry

1980 MA. Discovered 1980 June 18 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named for the heroine in John Keats’ poem ‘The Eve of St. Agnes’. According to the legend, virtuous young girls who perform the proper ceremonies on the evening before St. Agnes’ Day (January 21) were supposed to dream that night of their future husbands. (M 7156)

Name proposed by F. Pilcher.

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