Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette

A Gipsy Labour

Thursday, 15th May 1794

A few days ago, a poor woman belonging to a company of gipseys, was taken in labour at Charlton-Kings, near Cheltenham, and soon after delivered of three fine children, two boys and a girl, all of whom are alive. A neighbouring gentleman, hearing of the circumstance, humanely offered to have her removed to more comfortable lodgings, which she refused, saying,

I am the mother of seven children, all of whom were born on a bed of straw, which I prefer to a bed of down in a palace.

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