Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies, photographed by Camille Silvy, 1862 Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies was a child born into a royal West African dynasty. She was orphaned in 1848, when her parents were killed in a slave-hunting war. She was around five years old. In 1850, Sarah was taken to England and presented to Queen Victoria as a “gift” from the King of Dahomey. She became the queen’s goddaughter and a celebrity known for her extraordinary intelligence.
I am a Luna Child, Born of night's own tender womb. Kissed by light and freed by darkness, my kin fly high across the glittering sky. Bats and owls, moths and witches, We are all children of the moon. Blessed with wisdom hinged on madness, our North star shines from within. - Silver Apple Society
The first anaesthetic in childbirth On 19 January 1847, the Edinburgh obstetrician, James Young *Simpson (1811-1870), delivered the first child born to a mother anaesthetised with chloroform (half a teaspoon on a rag applied to the nose). The child was named Anaesthesia. It was so successful that, within a week, he had given it to 30 mothers. There followed many protests from those who believed that women were intended to 'bring forth children in sorrow', and that the pain of childbirth…
"A child born today will grow up with no conception of privacy at all. They’ll never know what it means to have a private moment to themselves an unrecorded, unanalyzed thought. And that’s a problem because privacy matters; privacy is what allows us to determine who we are and who we want to be."---Edward Snowden. #truth
Approx birth month. First month is the month they're conceived and the one beside it is the approximate month of birth, if they're born full term. Handy guide if you want to try to have a baby in a specific month.
Monday's child is fair of face. Tuesday's child is full of grace. Wednesday's child is full of woe. Thursday's child has far to go. Friday's child is loving and giving. Saturday's child must work for a living. The child born on the Sabbath Day is fair and wise and good and gay.
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