Women with child
should also take care that their diet is not too sparing, and that they use sufficient exercise; which it will be easy for the legislator to effect if he commands them once every day to repair to the worship of the gods who are supposed to preside over matrimony.
had a native grace which does not invariably co-exist with faultless beauty; its attire, however simple, always impressed the beholder as if it were the very garb that precisely became it best.
He hastened across the grass, and came near to the child
But the face of the child
was innocently radiant with an angelic smile.
The forester climbed up, brought the child
down, and thought to himself: 'You will take him home with you, and bring him up with your Lina.
said she, and looked on all sides; but the old man was gone, and her little child
was gone--he had taken it with him; and the old clock in the corner burred, and burred, the great leaden weight ran down to the floor, bump
For my part, my curiosity and interest were at least equal to the child
's, for child
she certainly was, although I thought it probably from what I could make out, that her very small and delicate frame imparted a peculiar youthfulness to her appearance.
When the king heard that Baleka was sick he did not kill her outright, because he loved her a little, but he sent for me, commanding me to attend her, and when the child
was born to cause its body to be brought to him, according to custom, so that he might be sure that it was dead.
And it is strange, too that they make me almost as much a child
as they themselves are
It might be expected that I should give some account of the nature of the wicked practices of this woman, in whose hands I was now fallen; but it would be too much encouragement to the vice, to let the world see what easy measures were here taken to rid the women's unwelcome burthen of a child
But when the child
is lost, these thousand images of joy, of charms, of tenderness, which throng around the little shoe, become so many horrible things.
A woman servant came into a room in which a child
was sleeping and drew the curtains.