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Man-Midwifery Dissected; or, the Obstetric Family Instructor
Blunt, John
Published by Samuel William Fores, London
Location of original: Countway Rare Books, Harvard University
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enters the room, they sneak out of it; I imagine they are afraid he will not take liberties enough, while they are there to restrain him, so they are determined to give him full liberty of conscience, by leaving him in the unlimited possession of the Sanctum Sanctorum. Some wives pretend they cannot persuade their husbands to be with them when delivered by men; it is because they do not wish it, for they know how to persuade them out of a new gown, whenever they please.

 I have proved (from books written by men-midwives) that male practice has been attended by a great deal of indecency, and instrumental mischief; therefore if women will continue to employ men unnecessarily in the absence of their husbands, and shallow pated husbands will consent to it, they must take the certain consequences: such couples, however, are well qualified to live among the Korakic Russians, where custom requires husbands to prostitute their wives and daughters to strangers out of very hospitality*: or in
*see Le Brun's travels,
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