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Sick children

January 5, 2010

Why is it that I never hear Mary Wollstonecraft complain about her daughter being sick? Ever. Not one murmur about fevers or teething. She complains about the men in her life and her sisters, so I know she is capable of complaining. My child has been sick for many days and I was, I repeat, was, on a writing roll. Mary was getting ready to go to Paris right after writing The Vindication. But she is marooned in England until the fever passes.

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  1. January 6, 2010 9:33 am

    Children, sick or well, are a huge distraction. How did Anne Bradstreet ever do it? (Of course children do make excellent subject matter as well. Maybe you should take a break from the Marys and write about your son.) I missed your blog, though. . . .

  2. January 7, 2010 11:45 pm

    Oh yes, yes, yes. I am cursing the new year. We have not had one good day so far. Here’s to the health of you and yours.

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