"For when the Blood shall with a sudden Start, / Run to the Caverns of the Womb and Heart, / A chilling Fear will all your Hopes defeat, / Whose Icy Flood destroys the forming Heat" and result in "an Abortive Birth."
— Cobb, Samuel (1675-1713); Rowe, Nicholas (1674-1718); Quillet, Claudius (fl.1640-1656)
Yet where's the Harm in being slow and sure?
Perhaps the Fear of falling will bring forth
A worse Misfortune, an Abortive Birth.
For when the Blood shall with a sudden Start,
Run to the Caverns of the Womb and Heart,
A chilling Fear will all your Hopes defeat,
Whose Icy Flood destroys the forming Heat.
CallipÃ¦dia. A Poem. In Four Books. With Some Other Pieces. Written in Latin by Claudius Quillet, Made English by N. Rowe, Esq; to Which Is Prefixâ€™d, Mr. Bayleâ€™s Account of His Life. (London: Printed for E. Sanger, and E. Curll, 1712). <Link to ESTC>
See also Cl. Quilleti CallipÃ¦dia, &c. Et ScÃ¦volÃ¦ Sammarthani PÃ¦dotrophia. (Londini: impensis J. Bowyer, 1709). <Link to ESTC>