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“When two-thirds had gone through, a young woman, close on her first child-bed, broke down and in nervous shrieks and laughter gave form to her terror.”
“In her last child-bed, she became lame or weak in both of her sides, so that she had to walk with two canes or crutches.”
“What, moreover, wouldst thou have me do, when two of my wives are in child-bed?”
“The husband was drowned on his first voyage after his marriage, and the wife died in child-bed.”
“For I must observe, that she suffered so much in child-bed, that nobody expected her life; and this, when she was up, made such an impression upon her, that she dreaded nothing so much as the thoughts of returning to her former fault; and, to say the truth, I had intended to make her a visit as soon as her month was well up.”
“A churel is the peculiarly malignant ghost of a woman who has died in child-bed.”
“The bed in which Edward VI. is said to have been born, and where his mother Jane Seymour died in child-bed.”
“I imagined with what extacy, after the pains of child-bed, I should have presented my little stranger, whom I had so long wished to view, to a respectable father, and with what maternal fondness I should have pressed them both to my heart! —”
“Jewish women used coverlets like these when in child-bed; an inner lining was fastened to the middle of it so that the mother could be wrapped up together in it with her child.”
“In the morning the queen (Elizabeth Woodville) went from child-bed to church with a splendid procession of many priests, bearing relics, and many scholars, all singing, and carrying burning candles.”
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