The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1897 Thursday, 4 November 1999.
Date: Thursday, 4 Nov 99 0:16:50 EST
Subject: 10.1885 Re: Ages of Puberty
Comment: Re: SHK 10.1885 Re: Ages of Puberty
Hi, Shakespeare himself advances differing views of female puberty. In R
& J we're told girls younger than Juliet are already mothers whereas
Macbeth tells Banquo's ghost, 'Protest me the baby of a girl',
indicating that young mothers bore weakling children.