Dunstan dates three different women: Agnes Day, Gloria Mundy, and Libby Doe. These names all aptly or accurately describe each woman’s character. Explain their names and comment on the deeper symbolism of their names, if possible.

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Each name is a play and pun on the latin phrases: "Agnus Dei," "Sic Transit Gloria Mundi," and "Libido"

Agnes Day is close to Agnus Dei, Latin for an image of a lamb, often as a symbol of Christ, who in the Christian faith took on man's burden, dying for his sins.

There was Agnes Day, who yearned to take upon herself the sins of the whole world, and sacrifice her body and mind to some deserving...

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