The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0226 Friday, 9 September 2011
Date: September 7, 2011 12:52:28 PM EDT
Subject: Re: Q: Mothers
Leonatus Posthumus' mother, from Cymbeline, died in childbirth. As her ghost says in Cymbeline V.iv:
Lucina lent me not her aid,
but took me in my throes;
that from me was Posthumus ript,
came crying 'mongst his foes,
a thing of pity!
And, of course, there's Macduff, "Macduff was from his mother's womb untimely ripp'd" Macbeth, V.vii
George W. Angell
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