The Autobiography of Elizabeth Davis, a Balaclava Nurse, Daughter of Dafydd Cadwaladyr

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 134 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1857. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... POSTCKIPT. "Yet History has her doubts, and every age With sceptic queries marks the passing page; Records of old, nor later dates are clear, Too distant those, and these are placed too near!" Ckabbe's "libbaby." In foot-notes throughout the work, much illustrative matter has been brought to bear upon various points of Cadwaladyr's history. While the Autobiography has been passing through the press, some additional information has been gleaned from the wide fields of the Heroine's adventures, and this is garnered in the present chapter. In the seventh chapter of the first volume of this Autobiography, pp. 150--8, she narrates several particulars of her mistress's proceedings which may appear to many persons highly improbable. Parallels may, however, be readily found. Mrs. S 's fast-day habitude was not singular, nor local, nor has it become obsolete. Individuals are now living who avowedly deem it "foolish to fast and inconvenience oneself, when merely saying a benediction over the meat and fancying it to be fish does just as well!" The Trinidad transaction, and more especially the pecuniary part of it, receives elucidation from "La Semaine Religieuse," T. 7, No. 172, which contains the address and instructions of MM. les Vicaires Generaux Capitulaires, administrant le diocese de Paris, le siege vacant, au clerge et aux fi deles du diocese, for the proper observation of Lent. The following quotations from this high authoritv will suffice: --"Apres en avoir confere" avec nos veneVables confreres les chanoines et chapitre de l'dgllse de Paris, nous avons ordonne et ordonnons ce qui suit: "Aet. 1. Nous permettons l'usage des ceufs pendant tout le Carme, a l'exception des trois derniers jours de la Semaine-Sainte. Nous permettons l'usage de la viande les Dimanche, Lu...

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Davis is a renowned expert on women's issues. Elizabeth has been a midwife, women's health-care specialist, educator, and consultant for more than twenty-five years.

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