The Victorianist – and a sad addition

2 thoughts on “The Victorianist – and a sad addition”

  1. You’re right. For the Victorians death was always close by but I can’t believe that parents ever coped with it any better than we would. I’m guessing that they were too busy surviving and bringing the next child into the world to dwell on what passed before, or is that too simplistic? I don’t know. I only know that losing so many children must have been too painful for me to even contemplate.

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  2. Hi Ros
    I know. How they could possibly have borne it? The mother must have been worn out by child-bearing and by grief. No wonder those who were left stuck together and supported each other.
    AliB

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