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Anonymous 202A lump of deformed flesh, born by Anonymous 24. The deformities, the result of a curse, are described as being "both hee and shee, borne without a nose, without hands and feet or legs, one eare, and that grew inthe neck, and where the legs and armes should have beene, there grew pieces of flesh and no bones nor [j]oints." Although the baby is born alive, it soon died after birth, although its mother continued to live.[J]uly 30. Soffam, a knowne witch in Suffolke, not above 2, miles from Clare, met with a woman great with childe comming from the Bake-house with a Cake under her arme, said the witch, Give me thy Cake: the woman broke it in the middle, and offered her one part, which the witch refused, and said, As she had broken the Cake, so should the childe be broken in her body. And immediately the woman went home, and was delivered of two lumps of flesh [...] Iuly 28. at a place called Ratcliffe High-way neere unto London, at the signe of the three Arrows, dwelt a woman named Mistris Hart, who lived and was well beloved of her neighbours, she was religiously given, honest in behaviour, courteous in her speech, and well qualified in her actions: This woman being with childe, would oftentimes say that she was mightily troubled with what she bore in her wombe, as well she might be: for on the 28. day of Iuly last, about 6. of the clocke in the morning she fell strongly in labour, and therewithall sent for the Midwife, whose name is Mistris Bullock, and other of her neighbours to come to her labour, who through Gods assistance brought her to a safe delivery. The Infant being brought into the world, the Midwife and the rest of the women having taken a view of it, perceived it to be the strangest misshapen Monster that ever they lookt on, or heard tell of. It was both hee and shee, borne without a nose, without hands and feet or legs, one eare, and that grew in the neck, and where the legs and armes should have beene, there grew pieces of flesh, and no bones nor ioynts. This deformed Monster was borne alive, but it lived not long: the woman is yet living.

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Anonymous. Signs and Wonders from Heaven. With a True Relation of a Monster Born in Radcliffe Highway. London: 1645, 4-5