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Name Description Original Text
Anonymous 129Conjoined twins, born of a young woman (Anonymous 21) through infinite pain and danger. The body of one infant grew out of the neck of the other, with this child having "neither head nor feet, but was only content with thighes and two-stumps for leggs." This child also did not have any arms, "but two imperfect branches came from the shoulders of it which had no hands at all." Additionally, "the nails both for the hands & foot in a sormidable length and shapenesse did grow out of the hipps on each side." Unlike this child, the second twin was "in the shape of a man child, and perfect in every limb, it was but little but very lovely to behold, spare and leane and its feet were fastoned in the hollow trunke which grew about the neck of the other monster out of which it doth appeare the whole body doth proceede."In Shoolane London, on Tuesday September sixteene there was a monstrou[s] and prodigious Birth of which the good-woman was delivered with infinet paine and danger. It seemed to be as it were two children the one arising from upper monstrous part of the other, the first child out of which the other lid proceed had neither head not feet, but was onely content with thighes and two-stumps for leggs, neither had it any armes but two imperfect branches came from the shoulders of it which had no hands at all. The nailes both for the hands & foot in a sormidable length and shapenesse did grow out of the hipps on each side to the great amazement of the beholders: It had no head, but in Head thereof there did arise from the neck a great and hollow lumpe of flesh, and from thence did proceed another birth in the shape of a man child, and perfect in every limb, it was but little but very lovely to behold, spare and leane and its feet were fastoned in the hollow trunke which grew about the neck of the other monster out of which it doth appeare the whole body doth proceed, it is crediable that it received its originall and the beginning of its growth from the imperfect ruines of the other which (as I have said) having neither head nor feet, receive perfect shapes in all other parts the armes onely excepted, and it was very plumpe and fat, and (as it seemed) designed by nature a female. These birth, do carry with them remarkable observations, sad and monsterous times must labour still with sad and monstrous births and this (as it was still-borne) was exposed unto puplick veiw to the infinet amazement of the beholders and to the great griefe of the Parents.

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Anonymous. The Most Strange and Wounderfull Apperation of Blood in a Pool at Garraton in Leicester-shire. London: 1645, 7-8