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Marie de France (Twelfth Century)

Marie de France (mä-rē’ dė fros). The earliest French poetess; lived probably in the latter half of the twelfth century. She spent her life in England. She wrote: ‘Lais’ (lays), a collection of narrative poems, descriptive especially of love and the supernatural; ‘Ysopet,’ fables; and a poem on the purgatory of St. Patrick.